Unlike most series, this one won’t take up too much of your time.
Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan stars in the four-part crime drama Collateral as a detective inspector, investigating a murder and conspiracy in London.
The events kick-off after the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man in London, identified as a Syrian immigrant.
To some, it seems like a random act of violence, but Mulligan remains unconvinced. From that moment on, events start to spiral out of control as a conspiracy unfolds that encompasses the highest levels of government.
The show is written by Oscar nominee David Hare (The Reader, The Hours), and directed by S.J. Clarkson, who was originally lined up to direct the upcoming Star Trek fourquel, but instead has taken on the director’s chair for the still-untitled Game Of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts.
Originally aired on BBC last year, the show was met with some fantastic reviews: “At a mere four hours, it’s not a huge time commitment, and you’ll feel completely and totally satisfied by the end.
“It’s a rich, thoughtful story about immigration, as well as a compelling murder mystery and an ensemble character drama all in one.” – Collider
“Collateral doesn’t overstay its welcome and doesn’t leave much unresolved, which is a relief. Mulligan’s character’s drive is the drive of the show and despite her pregnancy, Kip never stops to sleep or eat…
“Having Mulligan on the small screen and having her in this sort of role that British television does so well also feels like it’s putting something right.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Collateral has as its anchor the familiar benchmarks of a detective drama. In the hands of Mulligan and Nathaniel Martello-White (Kip’s partner Nathan), those bits of under-the-police-tape banter and station debriefings really crackle.” – Indiewire
All four episodes of the mini-series are available to watch on Netflix right now.