Vienna Blood reveals first-look images for series two

Victorian-era crime drama Vienna Blood is coming back for a second series, and now it has revealed some first look images from the new run.

Vienna Blood tells the story of English doctor Max Liebermann (Matthew Beard) who is a student of Sigmund Freud and Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt (Juergen Maurer) as they investigate a series of unusual and disturbing murders. Max’s extraordinary skills of perception and psychology and Oskar’s forceful tenacity lead them to solve some of Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases.

Bear told the Radio Times: “At the end of season one, Max hopes he’ll still be able to be involved in criminal investigations. Thankfully his wish is granted when Oskar comes to visit him at his new private practice and lures him back into another fascinating case ripe for a Freudian approach. But while his relationship with his friend Oskar becomes more stable, his private life gets even more chaotic.”

The report went on to say that series two will premiere on BBC Two in the UK this winter.

More news as we get it…


NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases new trailer for The Chestnut Man

We know that the adaptation of Søren ‘The Killing‘ Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix in VERY SOON.

And now we have a new trailer.

The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in a playground and one of her hands is missing. Above her hangs a small man of chestnuts. 

Ambitious, young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic) and her new partner, Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) are assigned to the case and before long, they find a piece of mysterious evidence on the ‘chestnut man’ – evidence linking it all to a girl who disappeared a year earlier and was presumed dead: the daughter of Social Affairs Minister Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner).

The Chestnut Man: From Friday 29th September, Netflix

NORDIC NOIR Netflix release’s trailer for Swedish drama The Unlikely Murderer

Adaptations of true crime are all the rage these days, and there’s another one on the horizon, this time from Sweden.

And there’s none bigger true crime story in Sweden than the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.

The five-part The Unlikely Murderer dramatises how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Palme may have gotten away with murder. This fictional interpretation shows how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who was named as Palme’s probable murderer, managed to elude justice right up to his death through a combination of audacity, luck and a perplexed police force.

It stars Robert Gustafsson, Peter Andersson and Mikael Persbrandt, and will drop on 5th November.

Here’s the trailer…

NORDIC NOIR First-look image released for Faroese crime drama Trom

We’ve been following the progress of Trom, the first-ever Faroese crime drama.

With news that the series has wrapped filming, we now have some first-look images.

The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis’ daughter and that her life is in danger. Reluctantly returning home to the Faroes to investigate, Hannis discovers Sonja’s body in the bloody waters of a whale hunt. His search for answers soon brings him into conflict with the local detective chief inspector, Karla Mohr as he uncovers a web of secrets in the close-knit community – but how far is he willing to go to learn the truth?

The series is set to debut on Viaplay across the Nordic territories in early 2022, but we have no word on when and where it will appear in the UK.