Netflix Crime Anthology ‘Criminal’: Everything We Know So Far

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Netflix has had a fantastic record with its crime-drama Originals as of late. With such titles like Mindhunter, Ozark and Narcos, there is an incredibly high standard being set by the streaming service. Hoping to match that tier of quality is Netflix’s latest anthology series, Criminal. We have everything you need to know about the upcoming Original including all of the cast, plot, trailer and the Netflix release date.

Criminal is an upcoming Netflix crime-drama anthology created by Kay Smith and Jim Field. The crime-drama is one of Netflix’s most unique series to date, as the story follows four separate crimes across four separate countries. Confined to an interrogation room, the claustrophobic element will bring plenty of mind-tingling tension as that everyone loves to see in a crime-drama. With actors such as David Tennant and Sylvester Groth featuring, we can expect to see some incredible moments.

What are the plots of Criminal?

Each plot is relatively similar to the other, with detectives engaging in a game of cat and mouse with their suspects as they strive to solve the crime presented before them.

Who are the cast members of Criminal?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Criminal:

Criminal UK:
RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
TBADavid TennantDoctor Who | Jessica Jones | Broadchurch
TBAHayley AtwellCaptain America: The First Avenger | The Duchess | Ant-Man
TBAClare-Hope AshiteyChildren of Men | Shooting Dogs | Exodus
TBAYoussef KerkourNightflyers | Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan | Strike Back
TBANicholas PinnockCaptain America: The First Avenger | Fortitude | Marcella
TBAKatherine KellyCheat | Happy Valley | Mr. Selfridge
TBALee InglebyThe A Word | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
TBAMark StanleyGame of Thrones | Run | Dark River
TBARochenda SandallBlack Mirror: Bandersnatch | Line of Duty | Into the Badlands
TBAShubham SarafOverlord | Bodyguard | Suspension of Disbelief
Criminal France:
RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
TBAMargot BancilhonTrois jours et une vie | All Three of Us | (Girl) Friend
TBALaurent LucasRaw | With a Friend Like Harry… | Alleluia
TBAStephane JobertThe Frozen Dead | Let Sleeping Cops Lie | Cross
TBAAnne AzoulayLea | Kepler(s) | Number One
TBAMhamed ArezkiLes bleus: premiers pas dans la police | The Tourist | Tony’s Revenge
TBANathalie BayeCatch Me If You Can | Venus Beauty | Laurence Anyways
TBAJeremie RenierIn Bruges | Brotherhood of the Wolf | My Way
TBASara GiraudeauLe Bureau des Legendes | Bloody Milk | Les betises
Criminal Germany:
RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
TBAEva MeckbachHome for the Weekend | Tatort | Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei
TBASylvester GrothInglourious Basterd’s | The Man from UNCLE | Stalingrad
TBAFlorence KasumbaCaptain America: Civil War | The Lion King | Black Panther
TBAChristian KuchenbuchDark | Abgeschnitten | Einsteins Baby
TBAJonathan BerlinThe Third King | Kruso | Summer of ’44
TBAPeter KurthA Heavy Heart | Babylon Berling | Good Bye Lenin!
TBAChristian BerkelValkyrie | The Man from UNCLE | Downfall
TBADeniz AroraTatort | Bella Germania | Der Kriminalist
TBANina HossPhoenix | A Most Wanted Man | Barbara
 Criminal Spain:
RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
TBAJorge BoschLas lobos de Washington | Cinco metros cuadrados | Nada que perder
TBAJosé Ángel EgidoMondays in the Sun | Open Your Eyes | For the Good of Others
TBANuria MencíaSentimentos | A Canção de Lisboa | The Night of Sunflowers
TBADaniel ChamorroPor H o por B | What the Future Holds | Nasdrovia
TBAMaría MoralesTodas las mujeres | La Fuga | The Boat
TBAJavi CollBroken Embraces | Saraste, the King of the Violin | Puta Escarlata
TBAMilo TaboadaEl Santa Isabel | Cocaine Coast | Pan’s Labyrinth
TBAInma CuestaThe Bride | Three Many Weddings | The Sleeping Voice
TBAEduard FernandezEl Niño | Biutiful | Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer
TBAEmma SuarezJulieta | The Mosquito Net | The Red Squirrel
TBACarmen MachiAida | Broken Embraces | 7 vidas
TBAÁlvaro CervantesHanna | Carlos, Rey Emperador | The Sex of Angels


When did production take place for Criminal?

Filming for Criminal began in March 2019.

Every episode was filmed at the same location at Netflix’s production hub at Ciudad de la Tele in Madrid.

How many episodes are there for Criminal?

Each story set in their respective country will be split into three separate episodes.

In total there will be twelve episodes between the UK, France, Germany, and Spain.

What are the episode run times?

Each episode will have an estimated run time of 45 minutes.

Will Criminal be available to stream in 4K?

Nearly all Netflix Originals are arriving with the option to stream in 4K. We’re fully expecting Criminal to fall into this category.

Has Netflix released a trailer for Criminal?

A trailer showcasing all four stories has been released! You can find trailers for each individual story on YouTube.

When is the Netflix release date for Criminal?

All twelve episodes of Criminal will be available to stream on Friday the 20th of September.

Is Criminal a global Original?

No region with Netflix is excluded from watching the Crime Anthology series. Where ever you are in the world you will be able to stream all twelve episodes of Criminal.

Is Criminal a limited series?

From what we know so far, Criminal has not been listed as a limited series.

For those unsure what limited series are, the status of “limited” is given to a TV series if the story concludes after one season. Another term is “miniseries.”

Some examples of limited/miniseries on Netflix are:

  • Godless
  • Green Frontier
  • The Defenders
  • When They See Us

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