Ian Rankin has killed someone on a Scottish Island and eight amateur sleuths will spend six episodes trying to answer the question whodunnit? Of course Iain Rankin hasn’t actually murdered anyone and no actual murder has taken place, this is a fictional world he’s written that our real contestants, with the help of the real police and actors, will have to figure out for £50,000.
If this sounds a bit like The Murder Game… you’re right! But unlike with a proper real-life investigation we don’t think the people with the poorest procedural skills will get sent out to their deaths. We quite enjoyed The Murder Game‘s slightly ridiculous gothic-y ambience, and the guy who was rubbish but basically won by flipping heads six times in a row. Whilst I suspect this is probably going to err on the side of procedural realism, we hope there’s enough atmosphere and frequent revelation to keep us hooked.
The Murder Game was EIGHTEEN years ago if you want to feel old. Since then Armchair Detectives has had a stab (as it were) at the real-people-solving-fictional-cases a few years back but we can’t think of much else off of the top of our heads. Most TV detective dramas come to a conclusion within 1-2 hours, will we be glued for six? Let us know what you think in the comments.