Kim Wall murder investigation to be made into a TV series

The brutal and heartbreaking murder of Swedish journalist really affected us here at The Killing Times, and now news reaches us that the investigation into her disappearance and death is to be made into a TV series. Tobias Lindholm is to make it and for Swedish channels C More and TV4. “A murder case in…

New Finnish crime dramas for MIPCOM

Yes, we love a bit of Finnish crime drama here at The Killing Times, and it’s great to see the country making more and more of it. Two more that may be joining the likes of Deadwind and Bordertown are Arctic Circle, Sherlock North, Hard Diplomacy and Bullets. Deadline reports that both will be shown…

Finnish series Hotel Swan

We haven’t heard too much from Scandinavia and the Nordic lands for a while, but here’s some news: a new Finnish series is on the way. The 10-part series Hotel Swan follows Ella Linden (33), who has just landed her dream job as director of the Hotel Swan Helsinki, a popular and well-established, luxury hotel…

Swedish crime drama Sthlm Requiem to debut in October

We like to keep abreast of what’s happening over in Scandinavia and we’ve been alerted by Our Charlotte that Sthlm Requiem, a series we’ve been keeping our eyes on, will appear in Sweden this October. Based on Kristina Ohlsson’s Bergman & Recht novels it stars Liv Mjönes and Jonas Karlsson, and follows criminologist Fredrika Bergman who…

New Swedish crime drama goes to post-war Berlin

Sweden’s Måns Mårlind – the creator of Midnight Sun and writer on The Bridge – is behind a new, English-language thriller set in Berlin in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The eight-part Shadow Play centres on Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E5/5)

  During the past few months we’ve had to say goodbye to another famous Scandinavian lead character, and tonight we had to do the same. Dicte Svendsen may not be in the same league as Saga Norén when it comes to global affection, but the headstrong, impulsive crime reporter-cum-sleuth has a place in our hearts nonetheless…

Series two of Springfloden to start in Sweden in September

Springfloden (Spring Tide) is a series we haven’t been able to watch in the UK, but we still like to keep up with what’s happening over the water in Scandinavia. The Swedish series – broadcast on SVT – is based on the books by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind and sees Julia Ragnarsson and Kjell Bergqvist…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E4/5)

Blimey. This episode (originally two episodes in its native Denmark) had a bit of everything, except for much of a case. In fact, I’d argue that the central mystery was really almost a MacGuffin – something in the background but far from the most important thing. This was an episode where Nina and Tonni’s relationship…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E2&3/5)

The first episode of the last series of Dicte was a bit of a wild diversion and, I felt, went against the DNA of the programme. But still we were left on an almighty cliffhanger – Wagner was shot in Lebanon (not a euphemism) and surely they wouldn’t kill off a main character. Would they?…

Leif GW Persson’s Gone In Snow to start in Sweden next month

Ast the end of last year, we bought you news that Leif GW Persson’s The Dying Detective was to air on Swedish channel SVT. Now the celebrated crime novelist has a new project, but this time it’s based on an idea rather than a novel. Gone In Snow (Det som göms i snö) is to transmit…

Finnish series Deadwind to debut on Netflix next month

Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader, Seija, for this news story. Back in March we brought you news of a Finnish series that was doing rather well in its homeland (see that story here). Deadwind (or Karppi) told the story of Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30s trying to get over her husband’s death. She…