Meet Fall TV's New Crime-Solvers From 'Big Sky,' 'Flesh and Blood' & More

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Everyone loves a good mystery — and the clever people who unravel them.

From Katheryn Winnick, Ryan Phillippe, and Kylie Bunbury looking into missing girls on ABC's new thriller Big Sky to Imelda Staunton in a Masterpiece four-parter, Flesh and Blood, we have some leads on the new TV crime-solvers to watch this fall.

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Katheryn Winnick, Ryan Phillippe, and Kylie Bunbury in Big Sky

In a thriller based on the novels of C.J. Box, two sisters go missing on a remote Montana highway, sending an unlikely trio on a high-stakes hunt. Can PIs Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt (Bunbury and Phillippe) — plus his estranged wife Jenny (Winnick), an ex-cop — find the truck driver responsible before he claims more victims?

Premiere, Tuesday, November 17, 10/9c, ABC

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Anne-Marie Duff in The Salisbury Poisonings

For Tracy Daszkiewicz, the nearly unflappable director of public health in the English city of Salisbury, the killer she seeks is not human but a deadly toxin: Russia has used a nerve agent to try to assassinate a former spy in the community — now other lives are in jeopardy. The series is based on a real-life 2018 chemical attack.

Premiere, Thursday, Oct. 1, AMC+

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Keeley Hawes in Honour

In 2006, a young British Iraqi woman disappeared after telling police she feared for her life. This 90-minute docudrama depicts the work of real-life Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode to find the culprit in the “honor” killing of Banaz Mahmod and get justice for a woman whose cry for help went unheard.  

Premiere, Tuesday, Nov. 17, BritBox

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Mark Addy in The Murders at White House Farm

Browbeaten Detective Sergeant Stan Jones (another real-life figure) doesn’t get much respect from his colleagues, but the resourceful investigator is determined to find out what happened on an English farm in August 1985 that left five members of a family dead. A senior officer (Stephen Graham) thinks it was murder-suicide, but as the series plays out, the determined Jones can’t reconcile certain facts about the crime scene.  

Premiere, Thursday, Sept. 24, HBO Max

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Kate Elliott in The Gulf

Combustible New Zealand police detective Jess Savage struggles with a gulf in her memory and a morphine addiction following the car accident that killed her husband. When she returns to the job, she’s faced with disturbing cases, like those involving a missing teenager and the shooting of a home intruder — and she makes some uncomfortable discoveries in the course of her work.

Premiere, Monday, Oct. 5, Acorn TV

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Imelda Staunton in Flesh and Blood

She can sniff out any secret! Mary Bennett, the fiercely devoted neighbor to recently widowed Vivien (Francesca Annis), looks after the house when Vivien’s away — and keeps an eye on her when she’s home too. Is Mark (Stephen Rea), the doctor who’s so keen on Vivien, a big ol’ liar after her money? Helpful Mary has her suspicions in this Masterpiece four-parter. 

Premiere, Sunday, Oct. 4, 9/8c, PBS (check local listings at pbs.org)