Fearless: Season 1 (2017)

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Fearless

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A commanding Helen McCrory brings exhilarating conviction to every paranoia-infused scene in Fearless, even as the series charges unabashedly into melodrama.

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Critic Ratings: 15

94%

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User Ratings: 33

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 26, 2017

Emma Banville sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, a man who was convicted for the murder of schoolgirl Linda Simms 14 years earlier.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2017

Released from prison, Kevin faces abuse from the public as Emma takes drastic measures to get the case back on track. Miriam makes a call that has devastating consequences for Emma.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2017

As Kevin's retrial begins, the pressure mounts on Heather to get Kevin back in jail and wrap up the case. Emma has a breakthrough with new evidence, but powers outside of her control seem set to crush her attempts to prove Kevin's innocence.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2017

The forensic evidence seems to prove Kevin's innocence, until Heather and the prosecution deliver new evidence that gives Emma an impossible dilemma.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2017

Locked up in America by the US air force, Emma makes the breakthrough she desperately needs, and with help from an unexpected source, she edges closer to finding out the truth.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2017

As Emma finally discovers the missing link in the case she is put in great danger, with powerful forces prepared to kill her to stop the truth from being revealed. -- (C) AMAZON

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In the series, Emma sets out to prove the innocence of Kevin Russell, a man who she feels was wrongly convicted for the murder of schoolgirl Linda Simms 14 years earlier. Emma is determined to reveal the truth behind Linda's death and is prepared to go to extreme lengths to prove Kevin's innocence. However, as she digs deeper into the case--risking her career, personal life and reputation--she begins to sense powerful forces in the police and the intelligence services who want to stop her from uncovering the truth.

Cast & Crew

Wunmi Mosaku
Olivia Greenwood
Jonathan Forbes
Dominic Truelove
Michael Gambon
Sir Alastair Mckinnon
Helen McCrory
Emma Banville
Robin Weigert
Heather Myles

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Critic Reviews for Fearless Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

What I love about Fearless is its messiness: Emma's frantic and complicated life, and her relish for every single one of its constituent parts, feel so wonderfully replete.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

With her high cheekbones and saleable purple leather jacket, McCrory's flawed renegade carried a drama so far overcrowded with ingredients and exposition.

Dec 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

By the third episode, the story has grown far more complex, leaving a lot to unravel in the final three episodes of the miniseries.

Oct 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

...although it doesn't rank up there with the very best, "Fearless" is entertaining, most especially because Helen McCrorly, an award-winning theater actor, plays the lead, and, boy, is she good!

Apr 30, 2020 | Full Review…

While the series gets off to a stuttering start, it's certainly not irredeemable. The storytelling is brisk and packed with plot, the themes are important, McCrory is dazzling on screen and there is a potentially interesting thriller ready to come out.

May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Fearless was conceived as a do-gooder fantasy about protecting 'human rights'. Thanks to its atrocious timing, it looks badly out of touch, and in execrable taste.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Helen McCrory can do no wrong.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Everything about the drama screams: "I'm the hottest political thriller this year, watch me!" But it doesn't quite pull off its uncompromising billing.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The result looks like being a classy and dark paranoid political thriller - but also, perhaps, an unluckily timed one.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

A hook of a central case, tantalising layers and complexities, international intrigue and codenames... put that all together with a performer as strong as McCrory and it adds up to thrilling TV.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Helen McCrory's performance in Fearless in captivating, but it might be the only interesting thing about the show.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

In these careening political times there is, at least, a hard pulse of distrust towards authority to which this show cannily panders. Perhaps Fearless will not squander our sceptical sympathies. But right now it's hard not to fear the worst.

Oct 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fearless: Season 1

  • Sep 25, 2018
    Fantastic thriller !!!! When is Season 2 coming out ??????
  • May 24, 2018
    Pretty decent little story, at the very least believable. The female leads in this show carry it, Mcrory and Weigert are cast well, as is the female hard-ass detective. Took us 2 1/2 episodes to get hooked, so it takes a little percolating before things start popping.
  • Mar 10, 2018
    incredible show from the writer and producer of homeland. Please bring season 2.
  • Mar 04, 2018
    ABSOLUTELY riveting from start to finish. Helen mcCroy has never been beTter.
  • Jan 29, 2018
    Really well done Brit mystery/action series. Can;'t wait for season 2 already. Great story(s) and great acting.

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