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…

Series two of Trapped begins shooting in Siglufjörður

Today we bought more news of series four of The Bridge, and now news reaches us of another Nordic heavyweight – Trapped. The Icelandic series won The Killing Times Best Crime Drama Of 2016 with a stunning debut season. We’ve been waiting patiently for news of series two, and now we have some – series…

First trailer released for Icelandic series Stella Blómkvist

We’ve reported on the Icelandic series Stella Blómkvist for a while now (see here and here), and now there is movement. Based on a series of first-person novels penned by the pseudonymous Stella Blómkvist, a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases, the series delves into the murky waters of Icelandic politics, recently in the news…

Heida Reed takes lead in Icelandic crime drama Stella Blomvist

Last year we brought you news of an Icelandic series – Stella Blomvist – and the fact that one of the writers on Trapped, Óskar Thór Axelsson, had been drafted in to work on the project. It was an interesting premise: Based on a series of first-person novels penned by the pseudonymous Stella Blomkvist, a hard-nosed lawyer…