Faroe Islands crime drama Trom to start shooting in August

Last year we brought you news about Trom, the first Faroese crime drama.

Now there’s more news, with Variety reporting that it has been sold to ZDF/Arte will be co-producing the series. Furthermore, it’s set to start shooting in August.

Trom is based on Jagvan Isaksen’s crime novels and penned Torfinnur Jákupsson, and follows journalist Hannis Martinsson as he investigates the murder of an animal rights activist whose body was found in the bloody waters of a whale killing in the Faroe Islands. Martinsson’s investigation sends shockwaves through the isolated island community.

“Iceland is a popular destination but Faroe Islands is lesser-known and yet very picturesque, so the show will allow people to explore it,” said a spokesperson. He said the plot was also highly compelling because it boasts “many conflicts” and a “ecological crime aspect.”

It’s expected to hit screens around Europe in spring 2021.