Political thriller Roadkill wraps up with a rushed, messy finale that sees Peter Laurence triumph, despite the best efforts of lawyers, journalists, and even some members of his own family and staff, because lol nothing matters.
The second episode of Roadkillcontinues along in much the same vein as the first, full of ridiculous subplots, some over the top grandstanding from Hugh Laurie’s self-serving Peter Laurence, now officially the Minister of Justice, multiple car crashes of both the literal and figurative variety, and just enough of Helen McCrory’sPrime Minister to keep me from chucking the whole thing in the bin.
The new Masterpiece political thriller Roadkillis certainly entertaining viewing, but it often feels as though it arrived on our screens from a parallel dimension, one in which the fallout from Brexit didn’t really happen and where a pandemic isn’t dominating every conversation in the halls of government and on the news.
Peaky Blindersstar Helen McCroryhas officially joinedHugh Laurie in the cast of Roadkill, a four-part political thriller penned by British playwright David Hare, who penned the 2018 miniseries Collateral and wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s The Hours.
With the U.S. release of Peaky BlindersSeason 5 just a few weeks away, Netflix has dropped a trailer for the Shelby family’s return, and it’s full of pretty much everything you expect from this show: Violence, big explosions, threats of death and a whole lot of guns.