Acorn TV picks up The Sommerdahl Murders

Acorn TV has acquired Danish crime series, The Sommerdahl Murders, The four-part series is based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise and will be available on Acorn TV across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Set in a picturesque town on the coastline, each episode revolves around an intriguing,…

Lisbeth Salander TV series in the works

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy was a literary phenomenon during the 00s, the late Swedish writer’s posthumous works introducing us to the likes of Mikael Blomkvist and one Lisbeth Salander. Larsson’s books also inspired successful movie adaptations, and now we’re hearing that TV, too, is about to become involved. Variety reports that a Lisbeth Salander TV…

BBC acquires Danish crime series DNA

The BBC has acquired DNA, a new Danish crime thriller created by the co-creator of The Killing, Torleif Hoppe and starring Charlotte Rampling. Rolf Larsen, a respected detective on the Copenhagen police force, has his life brutally upended when his baby daughter goes missing. Five years after the tragedy a new lead emerges when a…

Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died to be adapted for television

Looks like we’ll be getting another quality Nordic crime drama coming soon to our television screens. This time it’s Antti Tuomainen’s darkly comic and highly entertaining crime novel, The Man Who Died, that’s getting the TV treatment. Nordiskfond reports that the story, set in Finland, will be adapted for Finnish streaming service, Elisa Viihde. A…

Bill Skarsgård to star as notorious Swedish criminal in Netflix series

One of Sweden’s most notorious criminals is coming to a screen near you soon. Bill Skarsgård will star in Clark, a Swedish language adaptation for Netflix of Clark Olofsson’s autobiography in which the convicted drug trafficker and bank robber reflected on his criminal escapades that began in the 1960s. Deadline reports that Olofsson gave rise…

Sofia Helin series Heder now on StarzPlay UK

We’ve had our eye on one of Sofia Helin’s first post-Bridge series for some time. Now Heder has sneaked onto a streaming service – StarzPlay – here in the UK and is now available to view. The legal drama Alexandra Rapaport, Anja Lundqvist, Eva Röse and Julia Dufvenius are the stars, with Helin co-starring. It…

CMore releases first trailer for series two of Rebecka Martinsson

We were fans of the first series of Rebecka Martinsson, which was shown in the UK on All4 through Walter Presents. Now we have a trailer for series two. Ida Engvoll has vacated the lead role, making way for Sascha Zacharias. Based on Åsa Larsson’s novels, the series tells of a Stockholm lawyer who returns…

Viaplay releases first trailer for Swedish thriller The Machinery

We’ve got the first trailer for Swedish thriller The Machinery (Maskineriet). Olle Hultén is a regular family father. After a company outing he wakes up on the ferry between Sandefjord (Norway) and Strömstad (Sweden), with no clue how he got there. Next to him there is a bag filled with money, a gun and a…

Faroe Islands crime drama Trom to start shooting in August

Last year we brought you news about Trom, the first Faroese crime drama. Now there’s more news, with Variety reporting that it has been sold to ZDF/Arte will be co-producing the series. Furthermore, it’s set to start shooting in August. Trom is based on Jagvan Isaksen’s crime novels and penned Torfinnur Jákupsson, and follows journalist…

All4/Walter Presents confirms transmission date for series two of Before We Die

After the smash-hit first series, the hotly anticipated Swedish series Before We Die returns to All4/Walter Presents, starting off on Channel 4 first. We’ll get to see Hanna, Bjorn and Christian attempt to untangle themselves from life-threatening danger. But this is quicksand, and the more you struggle, the deeper you sink…  With Davor finally out…

TV4 announced transmission date for new Swedish crime drama Bäckström

Swedish channel, TV4, has announced the transmission date of its latest crime drama, Bäckström. The six-episode series is based on Leif GW Persson’s character Evert Bäckström, the series revolves around homicide detective Evert Bäckström (Kjell Bergqvist), who boasts that he has solved 99 per cent of all cases he investigated. But when a skull with…

Viaplay releases first trailer for series two of Rig 45

Transmitting on 6th March on Scandi streamer, Viaplay, Rig 45 is gearing up for its second series. And now the series, whose first series aired in the UK on streaming service STARZPlay last year, has released its first trailer for its second run. READ MORE: STARZPLAY PICKS UP RIG 45 FOR UK BROADCAST Series one…