OCS has just unveiled Angela Black with Joanne Froggatt, a psychological drama starring Jack and Harry Williams. As thrillers and detective stories have met with great success in recent years, here are five thrilling mini-series you can’t miss!
After the success of Liar, recently adapted for French television, screenwriters Jack and Harry Williams reunite with actress Joanne Froggatt (winner of a Golden Globe in 2015 for her role in Downton Abbey) in a chilling new psychological thriller.
Angela Black follows the daily life of a mother trapped in a violent marriage, between her husband’s illusory promises and her own lies to cover up the truth. Soon, a private detective divulges her husband’s darkest secrets …
Available in full on OCS, the six episodes feature Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones, The Flight Attendant) as the brutal husband and Samuel Adewunmi (The Last Tree) as the mysterious detective Ed Harrison. Discover this dark and intense drama now.
Mare of Easttown
It’s one of the big serial success stories of 2021: the Mare of Easttown miniseries portrays a small-town Pennsylvania policewoman as she investigates the murder of a teenage girl , while trying to keep a balance in his own chaotic personal life.
Thanks to the exceptional performance of Kate Winslet, crowned best actress in a mini-series or a television movie at the Emmy Awards, and that of her partners on screen, Julianne Nicholson and Evan Peters, both also awarded, Mare of Easttown quickly conquered the critics and the public. This captivating thriller in seven episodes, which touches above all by its authenticity, can be discovered on OCS.
Renowned screenwriter to whom we owe the excellent Ally McBeal and Big Little Lies, David E. Kelley unveils in 2020 the miniseries The Undoing, adapted from the novel First impressions by Jean Hanff Korelitz. At the top of the bill, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant play a seemingly ideal couple from New York’s high society. When a woman is brutally murdered and Jonathan goes missing, everything seems to incriminate him.
Her life turned upside down, Grace will gradually discover that her husband may not be who she thought … Combining thriller and social criticism, the plot intensifies over the six episodes, all directed by Susanne Bier (Bird Box). This breathtaking drama, nominated four times at the 2021 Golden Globes, also brings together Donald Sutherland, Édgar Ramírez and young Noah Jupe.
On the long list of critically acclaimed mini-series, another adaptation made the splash when it aired in the summer of 2018: Sharp Objects. Based on the novel On my skin by Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of Gone Girl, and carried by a tormented Amy Adams, this oppressive thriller has also established itself as a must-see.
Fresh out of a stay in the psychiatric hospital, a journalist returns to her hometown to cover the murder of two young teenage girls with whom she identifies a lot… Surrounded by Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen and Elizabeth Perkins, Amy Adams delivers a memorable performance in front of the camera of Jean-Marc Vallée (Big Little Lies, Dallas Buyers Club), to be admired on OCS.
The Night Of
Unmissable detective series of recent years, The Night Of adapts the British fiction Criminal Justice into eight episodes. In the skin of a young man of Pakistani origin who wakes up without memories next to the body of a stabbed woman, we find the talented Riz Ahmed. Here he gives the reply to the always convincing John Turturro in the role of his lawyer.
Through the moving descent into hell of Naz, this drama signed Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List) and Richard Price (Listening) rightly denounces the American judicial and prison system. Critical success, this striking work is to be seen and re-examined on OCS. The opportunity also to find on screen the late Michael K. Williams in one of his outstanding roles!