It’s all happening at the BBC today. Confirmation of transmission dates for The People v. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story and One Child, as well as the announcement of a new three-part series that will tell the story of the John Christie murders at 10 Rillington place. There was just one thing I was waiting confirmation on and that was what was going to fill the fabled Scandi slot on BBC4 once The Young Montalbano had finished on 13th February. Now we know.
It could have been series two of Hinterland (go here for the reviews on that one), but no, it’s Icelandic drama, Trapped. And it looks like a goodie, too.
Trapped is based on an idea from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, director of 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and the upcoming film Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It follows the murder of an unidentified man in small town near an Icelandic fjord, which is cut off from the outside world after a powerful blizzard.
Here’s a trailer:
Trapped: Saturday 13th February, 9pm, BBC4