REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E9&10/10)

We waited three years for this second series of Trapped and now it feels as though it’s over in a heartbeat. The last two episodes had a lot to tie up and, perhaps, throw in a twist or two, so it was time to settle in and see what happens. We start off in a…

Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness to be adapted for TV

Icelandic crime series, as we all know, is a genre worth watching, and so is the island’s burgeoning crime fiction scene. One of the leading lights from that scene, Ragnar Jónasson, is about to get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Jónasson’s novel, The Darkness, has been acquired by Stampede production company, who is intent…

REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E7&8/10)

Last week’s cliff-hanger left us with Pawel dead and a bloody Víkingur trying to flee the scene. Now Andri and Hínrika arrive at the plant to find Ásgeir warding off an angry mob of Polish workers while Víkingur, who has been severely beaten, is held in a locked room inside the plant. He is calm,…

REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E5&6/10)

As we return for our next two episodes of Trapped, the red herring brothers are now in the clear for unlikable and all but friendless Finnur’s murder, and the Hammer of Thor are no longer a threat. Instead, the police must shift focus to solve the murder and “bear in a crisis” Andri believes the…

REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E3&4/10)

We left episodes one and two – a strong start to this excellent Icelandic series – with both Ketill and Torfi under arrest, the latter suspected of killing Finnur, in the little police station. Skúli, meanwhile, was on the run in the mountains with all that the police could muster on his tail and surely…

Sagafilm to adapt Óskar Guðmundsson’s Hilma

Icelandic production company, Sagafilm, has announced that it has secured the rights to Óskar Guðmundsson’s novel, Hilma. The production company has been behind recent hits such as Stella Blómkvist, Case and the recent The Flatey Enigma. “When I read Hilma by Óskar Guðmundsson, I found the story immediately as a television series. We are very pleased…

REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E1&2/10)

Finally. Three years after Trapped proved to be a huge hit with viewers of the Saturday-night, foreign-drama slot on BBC4, we are returning to Iceland for the long-awaited follow-up series, having already been assured by director Baltasar Kormákur that the third will arrive with less of a gap. Plot-wise only two years have passed since…

Netflix picks up Icelandic crime drama The Valhalla Murders

We’ve already brought you news of Icelandic series, The Valhalla Murders, but the questions have always remained: when and where will it air in the UK? Now we know half of that question: it’ll be shown outside of its native Iceland on streaming giant Netflix. Produced by Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV, it’s currently in production…

BBC Four confirms transmission date for Trapped

This is the one we’ve been waiting for. The excellent Icelandic crime drama – series one of which won our Best Crime Drama of the Year in 2016 – premiered in its native Iceland late last year, and ever since then fans of the show have been waiting patiently until its emergence in the UK….

Stella Blómkvist renewed for a second series

It’s difficult to get too excited about a show that hasn’t aired in the UK yet (we’ve got 4th April circled on our calendar), but Icelandic crime drama, Stella Blómkvist, has been getting rave review for its first series. It’s going to air on the Sundance Now channel here in both the US and UK…