Steven Moffat's high-concept psychological drama Inside Man has drawn plenty of buzz across the pond since it debuted on BBC One back in September—and now, it's also available for U.S. audiences on Netflix.
The series centers on the intriguing duo of David Tennant and Stanley Tucci, and follows a storyline which hops between a quaint village in England, and a maximum security prison in the U.S.
Tucci's character Jefferson Grieff is a former criminology professor awaiting execution on death row, who begins investigating a woman's disappearance from behind bars in a bid to redeem himself before his death. Tennant's Harry Watling is a seemingly ordinary vicar who finds himself increasingly embroiled in violence. And Lydia West (It's A Sin) plays an investigative journalist whose search for a story brings her into both men's orbits.
Inside Man's four-episode first season aired in fullon BBC One, and the whole series is also available to stream on Netflix. While the finale wrapped up some storylines in a very definitive way, there's a Marvel-style mid-credits sting that implies Grieff's story could be ongoing.
Moffat, who's best known for a lengthy showrunning stint on Doctor Who and for co-creating the BBC series Sherlock, has been deliberately ambiguous about the future of the show.
"The story will end in four episodes," Moffat told the Radio Times. "It's done by the end of that. As to whether or not you could ever spin off anything or do any kind of sequel? I don't know at this moment."
He admitted to feeling wary, given that we're in an era of television where a lot of shows designed as limited series end up being artificially extended. "Television is littered with shows that had one season and pretended they could carry on," Moffat said. "I would never want to be one of those, where you're so excited to get a phone call about doing another run that you do it and then realize, actually, the story is finished."
Grieff's goal throughout season one was to atone by taking on cases that he considers morally worthwhile, and the credit sting certainly seems to set up another one of those. It's unclear if Tucci would want to commit to multiple seasons (or if he's contracted for more episodes already), and the BBC hasn't made any announcements about the future of Inside Man. For now, all fans can do is watch this space.
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