Stellan Skarsgård stars as John River, a brilliant police officer whose genius and faultline is the fragility of his mind – a man haunted by the murder victims whose secrets he must unlock, a man who walks a professional tightrope between a pathology so extreme he risks permanent dismissal, and a healthy state of mind that could cure him of his gift. Created and written by Emmy and BAFTA winning screenwriter Abi Morgan this enthralling thriller pushes our expectations of crime drama in bold and unexpected ways.
River Ep. 1
John River is a police officer haunted by the murder victims whose secrets he must uncover. Struggling to come to terms with the recent loss of a colleague, River chases a suspect, with tragic consequences. Under intense scrutiny, River must battle to keep his condition in check.
River Ep. 2
Still wracked with grief at the death of his colleague, River's mental fragility is further strained as he begins to suspect that the man he chased to his death was innocent.
River Ep. 3
The discovery that Stevie was keeping secrets forces River to reassess how well he knew his colleague and friend.
River Ep. 5
When River and Ira uncover what Stevie was investigating before her murder, it leads to the discovery of a new suspect.
Walker continues to embellish a lovely career in which she handles very different portraits with skill and insight, this one of a troubled police detective on the trail of corruption which hits close to home, as she strives to nurture the damaged psyche of her friend and colleague. Inspiring and entertaining within a delightful musical motif.
This is an incredible series! I was hooked after one episode. The acting was some of the best I've ever seen. I love Nicola Walker! This series, along with Unforgotten has made me a lifelong fan. River will keep you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh, cry and cheer. I've watched it twice!-
Wanting More ...Please!
The dialogue with unseen characters was so well done-and River is a fantastic actor. Love it it! Sorry it is over.
Loved it! The relationships throughout felt genuine!