NORDIC NOIR Full trailer for The Unlikely Murderer released by Netflix

We’ve already had a trailer for Netflix’s Swedish series The Unlikely Murderer, but the streaming giant has now released a brand-new teaser. The five-part series dramatises how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Palme may have gotten away with murder. This fictional interpretation shows how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases new trailer for The Chestnut Man

We know that the adaptation of Søren ‘The Killing‘ Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix in VERY SOON. And now we have a new trailer. The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in…

NORDIC NOIR First-look image released for Faroese crime drama Trom

We’ve been following the progress of Trom, the first-ever Faroese crime drama. With news that the series has wrapped filming, we now have some first-look images. The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis’ daughter and that her…

REVIEW The Hunt For A Killer (S1 E5&6/6)

Swedish crime drama The Hunt For A Killer has, as we’ve said before, has been an engrossing, interesting and, furthermore, a fresh look at the crime drama genre. At the end of episode four, Monica Olhed had received a tip from woman about a former work colleague Ulf Olsson. The woman had made the initial…

NORDIC NOIR Stella Blómkvist season two transmission date confirmed

Icelandic thriller Stella Blómkvist is coming back for a second series. The show, starring Heida Reed, features quick-witted lawyer Stella Blómkvist. Stella Blómkvist is not your typical lawyer. Smart and ruthless, with a dark past, a fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey, Stella takes on cases that always lead to danger and only loves…

REVIEW The Hunt For A Killer (S1 E3&4/6)

Last week The Hunt For A Killer (Jakten på en mördare) provided us with a subtle, low-key and surprising Nordic Noir that went against the grain. We’re so used to certain beats – drops of information, cliffhangers, music, even – throughout most crime dramas that when you watch a lot of them you know when…

NORDIC NOIR Deadwind (Karppi) gets transmission date for series three

One of our favourite Nordic Noirs is Finnish series, Deadwind (or Karppi in its native language). By now, we know the drill: It tells the story of Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala) returns to her work as a homicide detective in the Helsinki Police Department while taking care of two children after the accidental death of…

NORDIC NOIR Viaplay releases first trailer for Furia

Norwegian thriller Furia is coming to Nordic streaming service Viaplay very soon, and now we have a trailer. The series, from the creator of Mammon, is inspired by, but not based on, real events of domestic terrorism in Norway and across Europe, most notably the 2011 attacks carried out by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik….

REVIEW The Hunt For A Killer (S1 E1&2/6)

As fans of Nordic Noir as a wider genre, and Swedish crime drama more specifically, we’ve been well served by Skåne region in the very south of the country. The Bridge and Malmö, Wallander and Ystad… they’ve all showcased the region, which has gone hand in hand with some of our favourite crime shows. Now…