Arrow Films is pleased to announce the complete first season of critically acclaimed crime-drama RIVER released on DVD on Monday November 30th.
The series first aired on BBC One over six weeks and stars Stellan Skarsgård (Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Avengers: Assemble, Mama Mia!), as detective John River, and is created by Emmy Award-Winning creator Abi Morgan (Suffragette, The Iron Lady).
John River (Skarsgård) is a brilliant police officer whose genius and fault-line is the fragility of his mind, struggling to come to terms with the recent murder of friend and colleague ‘Stevie’ (Nicola Walker). The investigation into her death begins to reveal her deepest secrets, River has to question everything he thought he knew about his one true friend.
The series stars top British talent that includes Nicola Walker (Unforgiven),Lesley Manville (Maleficent), Adheel Akhtar (Utopia) ,Josef Altin (Game Of Thrones) and Eddie Marsan(Tyrannosaur), and is produced by Kudos, the same company responsible for recent beloved series like Humans, The Hour and Broadchurch.
“RIVER does what so many fail to do, by pulsing with a humour that induces all-out love from the start. A stunning bit of work from Abi Morgan. The cop show jolts back to life.” – Guardian Guide
“Everything about this series – the way it’s shot, scored, written and performed – moves the story on with energy and intelligence, giving it depth and range.”
– ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ – Daily Mail
Easily one of the mini series highlights of 2015, Stellan gives a brilliant performance which should go down as one of the acting highlights of the year. The story is seriously engaging and brings back some originality to our screens. Brilliantly written, brilliantly acted. ‘River’ is a credit to all those who worked on it.
***** Stuart, FromPage2Screen.com