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David Morrissey shines playing a tortured cop as fantasy and police procedural genres collide in this thrilling four-part adaptation of China Miéville’s acclaimed 2009 novel.

When the body of a foreign student is found in down-at-heel city Bes´zel, it looks like another day’s work for Inspector Tyador Borlú (David).

But when evidence surfaces that the victim came from Ul Qoma, a neighbouring city that has a dangerous relationship with Bes´zel, it’s clear this case will challenge everything Borlú holds dear…

With a complex plot and the real beauty of the cinematography being in the finer details, this needs to be watched without any distractions…