NORDIC NOIR Viaplay releases season two trailer for Heder

Swedish law drama, Heder, is on its way back to its native Sweden at the end of this month. And now streaming service Viaplay has released a trailer for series two. The series stars Alexandra Rapaport, Anja Lundqvist, Julia Dufvenius and Eva Röse as the four partners of Swedish law firm Heder, who are committed to defending the victims…

NORDIC NOIR Hamilton series two announced

Based on Jan Guillou’s books, production on the second series of Swedish crime drama, Hamilton, will begin in the summer. In the second season of the series, viewers will be reunited with, among others, secret agent Carl Hamilton (Jakob Oftebro), Hamilton’s girlfriend Sonja Widén (Katja Winter), Säpo agents Kristin Ek (Nina Zanjani) and Birger Hagman…

REVIEW Man In Room 301 (S1 E5&6/6)

This six-part Finnish thriller has intrigued for the past four episodes, telling the story of a young boy called Tommi who was killed in an accidental shooting at a summer house in 2007. Troubled and vulnerable 12-year-old Elias was blamed for the murder, but as the story has developed we found out that the boy’s…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents acquires Cry Wolf for the UK

Broadcasting brand Walter Presents has acquired Danish psychological thriller, Cry Wolf (Ulven kommer). The eight-episode series tells the story of 14-year-old Holly and her family, that is torn apart by her school essay detailing violence in the home. Dedicated social worker Lars (The Killing’s Bjarne Henriksen) is assigned to the case. Convinced by Holly’s story,…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four confirms acquisition of Those Who Kill series two

BBC Four has confirmed its acquisition of Danish series Those Who Kill. The first series was subtitled Darkness: Those Who Kill, and now we’ve learned that series two will be subtitled Blindness: Those Who Kill. By releasing a BBC-branded trailer, the corporation has confirmed its acquisition, most likely to be broadcast on BBC Four. The…

REVIEW Man In Room 301 (S1 E3&4/6)

At the end of the fourth episode of Finnish thriller Man In Room 31, we were right back where we began at the beginning of episode two – the Kurtti family desperately trying to find young Kalle, who had sneaked off to go climbing with Leo. Leo, so the Kurttis thought, was Elias Leppo, the…

REVIEW Man In Room 301 (S1 E1&2/6)

We’re used to evocative, snow-bound Nordic Noirs on BBC Four on a Saturday night, but this new six-part Finnish series offers something slightly different. We’ve discussed what makes a Nordic Noir until the cows come home on this site, and there has been a sense recently that too many channels have tried to employ this…

Netflix sets date for original Swedish drama Snabba Cash

Netflix has announced the global streaming date for its original Swedish financial thriller, Snabba Cash. The series is a six-parter based on Jens Lapidus’ novel series of the same name that’s set a decade after the events of the Easy Money movie trilogy adaptation. Taking place in Stockholm, Sweden, the show sees entrepreneur Leya (Evin Ahmad) borrowing…

NORDIC NOIR Darkness: Those Who Kill gets home transmission date

Danish series Darkness: THose Who Kill – whose first series was shown in the UK on BBC Four – has been confirmed for transmission in its home country. The second series wil air on Viaplay across the Nordic territiries on 28th March. The series once again follows profiler Louise Bergstein, played by Natalie Madueño, who…

NORDIC NOIR Filming to begin on Faroese drama Trom in March

We’ve been keeping tabs on the first-ever Faroese crime drama, Trom, ever since it was first announced in 2019. We thought it would begin filming in August of 2020, but news reaches us that the drama will actually start filming in March. Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen has also been named as show lead. The six-part…

REVIEW The Investigation (S1 E5&6/6)

In dubio pro reo. The presumption of innocence until proven guilty. This legal terminology is at the heart of The Investigation this week as the case reaches it’s solemn conclusion, and the team scramble to fit the evidence to the crime in pursuit of conviction. Despite the days spent on the case now stretching into…