What’s been great about the recent influx of Scandinavian and Nordic crime dramas is that Finland has also been getting in on the act.
We loved Deadwind (Karppi) and we also love Bordertown (Sorjonen), too. Broadcast on YLE in its native Finland and around the world on, you guessed it, Netflix, the series tells the story of Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen (the brilliant Ville Virtanen) who takes a new job leading SECRI, the Serious Crime Unit in Lappeenranta, after his wife survives brain cancer. He moves his family to the town near the border of Russia for a more peaceful life. Yeah, right.
Series three is now in production, with the good news that is set to reprise his role as Sorjonen, alongside Olivia Ainali as his on-screen daughter Janina Sorjonen, Matleena Kuusniemi as his wife Pauliina and Anu Sinisalo as Detective Lena Jaakkola. Creator Miikko Oikkonen says: “the winter landscape and atmosphere of season three will bring the crimes and family drama to a new epic dimension.”
It’s set to premiere on YLE in October, so we wait in the UK with bated breath.