If the plot of this eight-part US drama appears familiar, well, no wonder… it’s based on the BBC’s 2008 BAFTA-winner Criminal Justice, starring Ben Whishaw

In the remake, rising British star Riz Ahmed plays nerdy, wide-eyed Naz Khan, who borrows his father’s cab to sneak out to a party but finds himself on a dreamlike night of debauchery with a mystery woman (Sofia Black-D’Elia).

When Naz awakes later to find her murdered, he is drawn into the machinations of the criminal justice system with only a hapless lawyer (John Turturro) to help.

A taut thriller that also offers a thoughtful post-9/11 meditation on race in New York – judging by the opener, we have a truly great series upon us…