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…

Stella Blómkvist to hit Sundance Now in April

Poldark star, Heida Reed, confirmed on her Instagram account a few days ago that Stella Blómkvist – the much-anticipated Icelandic series from Viaplay – would come to the UK. Now we know where and when. Sundance Now streaming service has added Stella Blómkvist to its global canon of crime dramas (see here), and has slated an April premiere…

Baltasar Kormákur: series three of Trapped in the pipeline

We’re waiting with bated breath for BBC Four to announce the transmission date for series two of Trapped, but here’s some news to warm the winter cockles: it looks like it will be back for a third series, and, according to its creator Baltasar Kormákur, work has already started. Speaking with the Icelandic state broadcaster, RUV,…

RVK releases new Trapped series two trailer

Not long to go now until series two of Trapped makes its bow in its native Iceland. Unfortunately, it looks as though it’s going to be a bit longer until we see it in the UK – our guess? February – but it’s definitely something to look forward to. Producer RVK has released a new,…