Trapped II gets Boxing Day debut in Iceland

We’re gearing up for the second, highly-anticipated series of Icelandic series, Trapped. So much so, I’m writing this news story in Reykjavik, overlooking the famous Hallgrímskirkja church and the sea in the other window. We’re still awaiting confirmation from BBC Four when it will air in the UK, but now we have news when it…

RÚV releases first trailer for The Flatey Enigma

It looks as though it’s going to be a busy winter season for Icelandic broadcaster, RÚV. Not only is the highly-anticipated second series of Trapped just around the corner, but we also have The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta) waiting in the wings. The series, based on Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s novel, is set in a deserted island off…

Walter Presents debuts two Icelandic crime dramas in September

Well, here we go – headlong into the autumn season. We’ll be posting an extensive autumns/winter preview in the next few days, but until then, Walter Presents has announced that two Icelandic crime dramas – Cover Story and The Court – will debut on its UK service in September. Cover Story, then. When Laura, a…

Two new Nordic dramas for Walter Presents

It’s always keeping an eye on Walter Presents – the channel within a channel that screens foreign-language drama from Europe and beyond. Now it has added two new Nordic dramas for autumn, Icelandic drama The Court (pictured) and Swedish crime drama Farang. TBI International reports that: The first two seasons of Icelandic legal drama The Court will…

RÚV reveals first trailer for series two of Trapped

Yes, we’re all getting excited with series four of The Bridge about to kick-off in the UK, but waiting in the wings is another crime drama heavyweight and one of our favourites – Iceland’s Trapped. The second is series has been filming in Reykjavik, but now host broadcaster RÚV has released an Icelandic-language trailer. Unfortunately,…

Icelandic crime series Manners most watched over Easter

News from Iceland – a relatively new player in the Nordic Noir scene. Thanks to Trapped (and also Case and Fangar), state broadcaster RÚV and new production companies the island has been producing some quality (crime) drama over the past few years. Reports reach us that a new mini-series called Manners (Mannasiðir) dominated over the Easter…

Icelandic series Fangar picked up by streaming site Shudder

For a good while now, Our Charlotte has been telling me how good Icelandic series Fangar is (Prisoners in English). We merrily speculated whether it would make its way to the UK and on what channel – the BBC? Walter Presents? Now we know.

RÚK releases first footage from series two of Trapped

Filming doesn’t end until way after Christmas, but Iceland’s RVK Studios gave all fans of Trapped a Christmas treat yesterday – it released the first trailer from series two on its facebook page. Well, it’s not really a trailer, but more of a snippet. Take a look after the jump…

Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma coming in 2018

And the Nordic Noirs just keep on coming. Good. We haven’t seen too much out of Iceland since Trapped and Case, although series two of Trapped – the winner of our Crime Drama Of The Year last year – is filming at the moment. Now news reaches us of a new crime drama show, co-produced…