With HBO’s True Detective ending this Sunday, you’re going to have a gap in your detectives and murders programming. Therefore, you can all give the new series on A&E a try. It’s called Those Who Kill. Yes, it is another show with a female detective, and another show with a quirky profiler as her partner. There will be 10 episodes and that should take us into Mid May. Just what we need at the moment.That’s the good news.
Unfortunately there is bad news too. The show will air on Monday nights at 10:00 PM. Yes, that is the same time as The Blacklist. But this Monday, The Blacklist will not air. So you might want to consider checking this out.
Unlike True Detective, or The Killing, or The Following – this series will be in the old style format of a new case each week. Those Who Kill will be like the aforementioned Blacklist, which also has a new case each episode, along with recurring story lines involving the characters.
Chloë Sevigny stars as Catherine Jensen, a new homicide detective in Pittsburgh, PA. Her co-star is James D’Arcy as Thomas Schaeffer, the profiler or forensic psychologist. Together they will work to solve the cases. But, I guess you already knew that.
Among the supporting players will be James Morrison, Michael Rispoli, Kathy Baker, and Bruce Davison.
Background/backstory – Detective Catherine Jensen comes with a history, and don’t we all, which is going to intrude into the present. No need to alert the media about that as that is the norm these days.
All we know about her at the moment, that is after the first episode, is that she broods a lot, likes a glass of wine while standing on her balcony overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline, and she has a violent streak to her. She is also the daughter of a Judge (Bruce Davison) and she has a brother who has went missing years ago. One last salient fact, she tells us that she knows what it is like to be locked in a dark and terrifying place. Not only is that a very strong omen, but, again sorry about the repeating the ‘news gambit’ – that is most of the good news.