Review: Jordskott (S2 E2/8), Thursday 26th October, ITV Encore

Last week’s series two opener of Jordskott – the bonkers Swedish crime drama with supernatural overtones – gave us something darker and more disturbing in tone: we saw a zombiefied man emerge from the lake in Stockholm and some sort of human trafficking ring at work. In the middle of it all was Moa Gammel’s Eva Thörnblad,…

Review: Jordskott (S2 E1/8), Thursday 19th October, ITV Encore

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So Jordskott’s back, then. Henrik Björn’s Nordic Noir with a supernatural twist was one of the most read-about shows on this site during its first run, which was surprising to me – even though it sometimes looked and felt like a Nordic Noir (you can discuss what makes a Nordic Noir, aside…

ITV confirms transmission date for Jordskott II

I was asked to keep schtum about the return of series two of bonkers Swedish crime drama, Jordskott, by ITV when I was putting together our big autumn preview, because the network hadn’t fully dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s. But now the network has announced when the eight-part series coming back, and it’s…

SVT releases trailer for series two of Jordskott

Well, they come like buses. You don’t hear from any Scandinavian favourites for a while and then two come along in the same day. Earlier, there was The Bridge’s series four trailer earlier today, and now it’s Jordskott’s turn. The series, starring Moa Gammel, is back for its second run later this year, and now there’s…

Series two of Jordskott to premiere in Sweden in October

As long-time readers of the site will know, I was a fan of series one of Swedish environmental (or just mental) procedural, Jordskott, when it first hit UK screen in 2015. We’ve known for a while that series two is on its way and that filming had taken place earlier this year. Now we know…

SVT confirms second series of Jordskott; releases trailer

Although Swedish series Jordskott was broadcast here in the UK on ITV Encore, it did fantastically well internationally, and was sold and played out in 50 countries. It was an insane, bonkers series that told the story of Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel), who returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E10/10), Wednesday 12th August, ITV Encore

A couple of our favourite shows have been finishing this week (True Detective on Monday, now this). The very fact Jordskott has become one of my favourite shows is a remarkable thing. At the end of episode one I was ready to move on and had almost decided that this was not for me, its supernatural…

Interview: Henrik Björn, Jordskott

If you’ve been joining me on my journey through Jordskott, you’ll know that I’ve been loving it. It has been something completely different – a Scandinavian crime drama with serious supernatural/horror overtones that is unlike anything that’s come out of the region for a long time. I’ve wanted to chat to the show’s creator, Henrik Björn, for…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E9/10), Wednesday 5th August, ITV Encore

This has been a funny old series. I’m not generally into the horror genre, nor, to a lesser extent, the supernatural genre, but this crime drama has been suffused with heavy influences from both. However ridiculous it has seemed – and it has – I now find myself utterly absorbed by it and slightly addicted to…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E8/10), Wednesday 29th July, ITV Encore

If episode seven was anything to go by, we’re very definitely into the home straight of this strange, ridiculous, brilliant and addictive Swedish thriller. If that episode had more big reveals than you could shake a bottle of Essence Of Forest at, episode eight reverted back to something slightly less manic – it was a nice mix of simmering…

The 10 Most Influential Locations In Crime Drama

Watching both True Detective and Jordskott has really brought it home to me – or at least reminded me – how much importance and influence a location or setting can have on a drama. I thought it might be fun to do a list-tastic feature to try and doff my cap to some of the most…

Review: Jordskott (S1 E7/10), Wednesday 22nd July, ITV Encore

A word of warning: if you haven’t seen episode seven yet do not read this. There were some enormous reveals during the episode, which kicked the narrative along like a Roberto Carlos freekick. Which is to say that there was so much revealed in this episode we were catapulted into some sort of endgame, even…