The Tower Review – An Addicting, Binge-Worthy, Crime Drama

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The Tower, steaming on Brit Box, a fresh crime drama from London focuses on unraveling the conspiracy surrounding the death of a police veteran and a local Muslin teen, and the rookie who witnesses the crime.

Streaming on BritBox, The Tower, a short season of three episodes, begins with the grisly deaths from a rooftop fall of a local high rise apartment complex. With the deaths come an investigation, and as one the victims includes a veteran police officer, the station led by Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw, played by Emmet J. Scanlan, closes ranks doing whatever it takes to stop the internal investigation.

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The rookie police officer, Lizzie Adama, played by Tahirah Sharif, who witnesses the crime is in shock and unable to answer questions.

Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins, played by Gemma Whelan, who arrives on the scene, with her partner, Detective Sergeant Steve Bradshaw, played by Jimmy Akingbola, are determined to uncover the truth around two grisly deaths discovered at the bottom of a residential apartment building. 

The investigation leads them into a dark conspiracy in which her relationship with Lizzie Adama is tested to the limits. Over the three episodes the layers of the crime are pulled back to reveal truths that many would prefer stay hidden. Season one whets the appetite for more of the hit British crime drama.

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Season two, The Tower 2: Death Message, which encompasses four episodes, is based on the second novel in author Kate London's best-selling series. Following the dramatic climax of season one, rookie Police Constable Lizzie Adama has returned to Farlow police station where she finds herself fighting to protect a mother and daughter in peril.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Sarah Collins has transferred to Homicide Command. When she is tasked with re-opening a cold case of a missing schoolgirl, her investigations take an unexpected turn, leading her to cross paths with Lizzie once again. Following Lizzie and Sarah's antagonistic relationship, they are forced to work together for the first time.

Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw wants to recruit Detective Sergeant Steve Bradshaw for a specialist task force, targeting a major organized crime figure, but he must convince Steve he can be trusted. This latest season promises another complex, authentic, and topical crime story that will keep audiences gripped.

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The Tower, season one and season two, delivers the mean streets of London crime into full view. Filled with heightened suspense, intriguing stories, the seven episodes expose contemporary issues and police practices, the series is binge-worthy, fresh, and allows viewers a front row seat to crime and punishment, love and betrayal, honor, murder, intrigue, and the pursuit of justice.

The Tower season one and season two The Tower: Death Message, an addictive crime thriller on two continents, is streaming on BritBox, the subscription service from BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK's biggest commercial broadcaster. See it.

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Country: UK.

Language: English.

Runtime: 7 episodes/45-48minutes.

Director: Faye Gilbert, Jim Loach.

Writer: Patrick Harbinson, based on the book by Kate London.

Producer: Andy Mosse, Paul Testar.

Cast: Gemma Whelan, Jimmy Akingbola, Tahirah Sharif, Emmett J. Scanlan, Michael Karim, Karl Davies, Robin Morrissey, Faith Delaney, Nick Holder, Lola Elsokaro, Harriet Webb, Rex Parry, Jim English, Nabil Elouahabi, Roanna Walker, Laurie Delaney, Manyee Lai, Camilla Beeput.

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