|Alex Kingston and Reece Shearsmith.|
Running Time: Each case consists of two 45-minute episodes.
Status: Only one season (four episodes) was broadcast in 2014; it's available on DVD in the U.S.
Production Notes: The four Chasing Shadows episodes were written by Rob Williams, who also penned scripts for DCI Banks and Amazon TV series The Man in the High Castle (which he also produced). Alex Kingston is probably best known to U.S. audiences as Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the long-running medical series ER.
Our Review: Buoyed by a flawlessly executed premise, Chasing Shadows deserved a second season--and more. Its premature demise deprived viewers of learning more about Sean's housekeeper (who was involved a season-ending cliffhanger) as well as a potential friendship between Sean and Ruth's son Bryan. The two leads, Reece Shearsmith and Alex Kingston, make an irresistible odd couple and Rob Williams' well-paced mysteries grab--and hold--one's attention.