Airdate: River

UK detective series River will debut on ABC later this month.

Stellan Skarsgård stars as a brilliant detective whose fractured mind traps him between the living and the dead.

The six part 2015 series won a Rose D’Or Award, beating out hot contenders Happy Valley & This is England 90.

It has already screened on Netflix.

Stellan Skarsgård (The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo) stars as John River, a respected police officer haunted by the murder victims whose secrets he must uncover. He is also a man whose vulnerabilities and eccentricities are brought to the fore as he grieves the loss of his dearest friend and colleague, DS Jackie Stevenson (Nicola Walker) (Last Tango in Halifax).

The stages of his grief mark River’s growing bonds with those he has excluded from his heart and mind, and when a murder suspect jumps to his death whilst being pursued by River, he comes under increasing pressure both from the press and within the police force as calls for his dismissal grow.

As the investigation into Jackie’s murder starts to reveal her deepest secrets, River has to question everything he thought he knew about his one true friend. Their relationship might have survived her death, but can it survive the truth of who she really was in life?

Meanwhile the mother of a murdered teenager is growing increasingly desperate – the boyfriend has confessed but no body has been found, and she blames River for failing to make good on his promise to find her daughter.

Also starring Adeel Akhtar (Utopia) as Detective Sergeant Ira King; Lesley Manville (An Adventure in Space and Time) as their superior, Chief Inspector Chrissie Read, and Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan) as a notorious killer.

8:30pm Friday April 28 on ABC.


  1. Secret Squïrrel

    Thanks for the heads-up. Another show I was going to chase up but didn’t get around to doing so.

    Just have to decide whether to drip-feed once a week or save it up for a binge session.

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