Nordic Noir : Netflix acquires Bordertown movie, The Mural Murders

Recently, we brought you news that Bordertown (Sorjonen) – the brilliant Finnish series – would be returning for a feature-length film. Now we’re hearing that streaming giant Netflix has picked it up for broadcast outside of Finland. The film, which will be subtitled, The Mural Murders is to start filming in October. According to Variety:…

Sorjonen: Finnish crime drama to return on the big screen

The third series of Sorjonen (Bordertown) has been one of the year’s best, but it was bittersweet when it finished – reports suggested it was going to be the last. But good news: the Finnish series, who calls YLE as its home network, has now revealed that a movie version is in the pipeline. Thanks…

Netflix confirms Bordertown series two date

Finnish series Bordertown is rather good. Last week we ran a story about series three (read that here), but until that moment, series two is yet to touch down in the UK. But now Netflix – the global broadcaster outside of Finland – has confirmed that series two is now on the way, and it’s…

Series three of Bordertown now filming in Finland

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…

Review: Bordertown: Nukkekoti Osa (E1-3/11), Saturday 1st April, Netflix

Nordic Noir is dead we keep hearing. Broadcasters are now straying away from the tried and tested cop procedurals based in Scandinavia, we’re being told. Well, Bordertown is unashamedly Nordic Noir and it’s all the better for it. What do I mean by Nordic Noir? It’s based in Finland, and in a specific area with lots…

Finnish drama Bordertown starts on Netflix: will you be watching?

The proliferation of foreign-language crime drama is widespread these days – it seems not a day goes by without a new series starting on either Walter Presents, Channel 4 or the BBC. And, in this case, Netflix. The global, streaming behemoth springs these little surprises on us from time to time, and Bordertown is one…

Finnish drama receives cash boost; Bordertown premieres this week

I don’t normally relay news stories that deal with finances or corporate shenanigans, but I’m going to (a little bit) right now. Why? Because Finland seems to be pretty much the only Nordic nation that has missed out on our screens. I have a soft spot for the country – it’s a genuinely amazing place…