NORDIC NOIR First trailer released for Icelandic crime series Sisterhood

One of the series we’re looking forward to in the medium future is Icelandic series Sisterhood (Systrabönd). Starring Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, it tells the story of three grown-up friends who have to face ghosts from the past after the skeleton of a teenage girl is found in Snæfellsnes is connected to the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old…

Entrapped (Trapped) finishes filming, airs in Iceland in the autumn

Trapped (Ófærð) creator Baltasar Kormákur says that Entrapped – the new Netflix version of Trapped, or series three of the icelandic crime show – has finished filming and will premiere in Iceland in the autumn. It’s hoped that it will follow on to Netflix worldwide soon after. The show’s home channel, RÚV, said in a statement:…

REVIEW The Valhalla Murders (S1 E7&8)

We all know that atmospheric Icelandic series, The Valhalla Murders, has been fairly generic in terms of themes, plot and things we’ve seen before a lot in crime dramas, but there’s no denying that it’s nonetheless an enjoyable and very watchable series. Not least because of lead character duo Kata and Arnar. It was revealed…

REVIEW The Valhalla Murders (S1 E5&6/8)

As we edged into the second half of The Valhalla Murders, this atmospheric and engrossing Icelandic crime drama, tensions were running high – not least because Kata is in deep trouble at home. If you remember the end of episode four, her teenage son Kari was implicated in a hideous sexual assault video. While some…

REVIEW The Valhalla Murders (S1 E3&4/8)

Last week, BBC Four made a welcome return to Iceland with The Valhalla Murders, its new eight-part crime drama. Starring Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir as Reykjavik homicide detective Kata, and Björn Thors as profiler Arnar, it started off in very watchable, enjoyable fashion. (Whenever I say ‘enjoyable’ when reviewing a crime drama, I wonder what people…

REVIEW The Valhalla Murders (S1 E&2/8)

Ah, it’s good to have Saturday nights back on BBC Four. It’s been a mixed bag on the channel this year, but recently – thanks to Danish series DNA and now the advent of a trip back to Iceland for The Valhalla Murders – things are looking up. Not least because it’s also good to…

The Valhalla Murders: What’s it about and when is it on?

The Valhalla Murders – or Brot in its native Icelandic – is the next big Nordic Noir to hit the UK. But what’s it about and when will it be on? What’s The Valhalla Murders about? Police profiler, Arnar, is out of his depth when he is ordered against his will to travel from Copenhagen…

Trapped “spin-off” Entrapped to return on Netflix in 2021

We got very excited when the news broke that Icelandic favourite, Trapped, was to return for a third series. Now new details have emerged, with this third “spin-off” series now to be known Entrapped. It will also debut on Netflix. The streaming giant announced that the sequel season will still star and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson,…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four acquires The Valhalla Murders

BBC Four has confirmed its next Nordic Noir. Returning to Iceland, The Valhalla Murders was earmarked for Netflix, but the Truenorth and Mystery Productions series is now heading to BBC Four’s 9pm-Saturday-Night slot. The story centres on police profiler Arnar, sent back home from Norway to his native Iceland to investigate the country’s first serial…