REVIEW: Wisting (S1 E9&10/10)

It was only a matter of time. I am, of course, referring to the three cases that were left precariously and simultaneously spinning on sticks by the end of episode eight. We had seen Wisting have a cosy chat with Haglund, who told the detective that he knew who had fitted him up and switched…

Four new Beck film in production

Production of four new Beck films, anticipated to have an exclusive streaming premiere on Swedish channel C More this autumn, will begin soon. Filming of the 39th Beck film began in February and when shooting wraps in mid-summer, a total of 42 Beck films starring Peter Haber will have been produced. “Congratulations all you Beck fans out there…

REVIEW: Wisting (S1 E7&8/10)

So far, Wisting has been a big ‘ole bag full of contradictions. On the one hand we have a perfectly solid Scandi Noir, propelled by procedural fun and games, often with two investigations in play simultaneously; one by William Wisting himself and the other by his daughter, journalist Line. Which is fine. I like that…

REVIEW: Wisting (S1 E5&6/10)

I wondered last week whether Wisting – the 10-part Norwegian series – will spin the Line kidnap storyline out for another 10 episodes, or whether, because there were a full six episodes left, she would shuffle off this mortal coil quite quickly. Just before Christmas, we saw that Sarah Phelps had melded two Tana French…

REVIEW: Wisting (S1 E3&4/10)

The opening two episodes of Norwegian series, Wisting, was a welcome to return to form for the BBC Four, Saturday-night slot, and a very welcome slice of new Nordic Noir on these winter nights. I’ve been busy compiling our end-of-year charts and countdowns, but now it’s back to the grindstone and our meat and potatoes…

REVIEW: Wisting (S1 E1&2/10)

After a dominant decade, the Nordic Noir star has faded somewhat, with the region struggling to come up with something to match the perfection of The Killing and The Bridge. But hopes were high for Wisting, a 10-part Norwegian series reckoned to be one of the most expensive in the country’s history, and based on…

BBC Four confirms transmission date for Wisting

It looks like we’re getting a new Nordic Noir as the year ends and the new one starts. Wisting, which stars Sven Nordin and Carrie-Anne Moss, is based on the best-selling books The Caveman and The Hunting Dogs by writer Jørn Lier Horst. Set in the unique and stunning landscape of Norway, this series follows…

Viaplay orders new crime series Huss

We’re already looking forward to next year, and it looks as though there’s a new Swedish series on the horizon. Nordic territory streaming service, Viaplay, has ordered a new original series entitled Huss. According to Expressen, the series is inspired by novels by Helen Tursten, and will star Karin Franz Körlof, Kardo Razzazi and Anders Berg….

Those Who Kill renewed for a second series

We’ve recently watched series one of the revamped series one of Danish series Those Who Kill on BBC Four. Now we’re hearing that it has been renewed for a second series. Expressen reports that Natalie Madueño will continue to play the lead role of criminologist Louise Bergstein. The recording is scheduled to start in Odense…

BBC acquires Norwegian series Twin starring Kristofer Hivju

Hot on the heels of the news that the BBC has acquired Scandi crime drama The Investigation and Wisting, we’re now hearing that it has also picked up another Scandinavian thriller, Twin, from Norway. We’ve been keeping an eye on the series, which stars Game of Thrones and Beck’s Kristofer Hivju, and is set to…

BBC Four acquires Norwegian crime drama Wisting

BBC Four has had a quiet-ish year when it comes to Scandi Noir. Now the channel – which pioneered the Saturday-night, foreign-language crime drama slot – has nabbed a new Norwegian crime drama. Wisting, which stars Sven Nordin and Carrie-Anne Moss, is based on the best-selling books The Caveman and The Hunting Dogs by writer…

BBC acquires Kim Wall true crime series The Investigation

We wrote about this only two days ago (read that here), and now we have more news about true crime series, The Investigation. The BBC has acquired the rights for UK broadcast. The series follows the complex investigation carried out by Jens Møller, the Head of Homicide for the Copenhagen Police, surrounding the murder of…