Iceland’s RÚV confirms second season of Trapped

Programme Name: Trapped - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: (L-R) Andri (ÓLAFUR DARRI ÓLAFFSON) - (C) RVK Studios - Photographer: Unkown

(C) RVK Studios – Photographer: Unkown

This year we saw a break-out hit from a Nordic country who had been fairly quiet in the firmament of television crime drama. Trapped changed all that, and provided the island with a true global hit – it attracted over one million viewers in the UK, and a whopping five-and-a-half million in France. It’s expected to do big numbers when it debuts in Germany this autumn season. Indeed, despite the high quality of the crime drama that’s been around this year, Trapped still remains one of the best of the year. There has always been talk of a second series – and state broadcaster RÚV would have been crazy not to make another one – but now RÚV has finally confirmed that there will be a second meeting with Andri and co.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the broadcaster has confirmed a new, 10-episode series is in the pipeline, with an autumn 2018 premiere date. While it’s good news that the series has been officially renewed, we’re a year and a half away from the new story. When you add in BBC4’s (or whoever the British broadcaster will be) contractual waiting time, that’s a very long wait.

The article goes on to say that all main players will be back, which means there will be more Andri and Hinrika. More good news.

“I am so excited to get to assemble this great group of talent again,” co-creator Baltasar Kormakur said. “This story is far from over. There is a lot more to come, both storywise and also concerning our lead characters, I guess we all want to get to know them a little bit better.”

For all our news and reviews of Trapped, go here


4 thoughts on “Iceland’s RÚV confirms second season of Trapped

  1. Herman Pouwels

    Here in Australia we have a public broadcast TV station SBS which has been showing many of the Scandinavian dramas mentioned including Trapped. Some have been as a weekly series, others have been able to be viewed via their online service. So great to see quality drama away from the constant US stuff. Pity we have to wait so long for the next Trapped


    • Charlotte Carling

      I checked through SBS’s on demand offerings the other day and I’m surprised at just how many Scandi series and films they have. Even some comedies. If you want something Icelandic while waiting for Trapped 2, SBS have Jar City.


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