StarzPlay picks up Rig 45 for UK broadcast

We’ve had Swedish/Nordic series Rig 45 on our radars for quite a while now, and have been waiting for a UK broadcaster to be named. Now we know that StarzPlay – accessed via Amazon Prime – will stream it here in the UK. Rig 45 pick up two days before Christmas when Andrea is sent by…

Netflix announces Quicksand transmission date, adds trailer

Two years ago we brought you news of Netflix’s first-ever original Swedish series, Störst av Allt  (Quicksand). Now we not only know when it will air on the streaming service but we also now have a trailer. Based on Malin Persson Giolito’s best-selling novel and adapted by The Bridge’s Camilla Ahlgren, Quicksand tells the story of…

Channel 4 confirms Greyzone transmission date

One of the series we’re looking forward to is Danish production, Greyzone, starring Borgen’s Birgitte Hjort Sørensen. The 10-part series has been picked up by Channel 4/All4 (Walter Presents) and is going to air soon. Very soon. The story? During a business trip abroad, the brilliant software engineer Victoria meets the attractive and intelligent reporter Iayd,…

John Simm to star in Finnish series Cold Courage

We’ve already brought you news of Finnish original crime drama, Cold Courage, which debuts on Nordic streaming service Viaplay this year. Based in London, the production has added two high-profile British actors to its cast: John Simm and Caroline Goodall. The series is based on the novels by Pekka Hiltunen (and adapted by Hinterland writer David…

Danish drama Face To Face to star Lars Mikkelsen

A new eight-part Danish crime drama is threatening to shake up so-called Nordic Noir with a new structure and an all-star cast. Face To Face will star Lars Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Trine Dyrholm, David Dencik, Lars Ranthe, Søren Malling, Katrine Greis-Rosenthal and Clara Rosager, and comes with an intriguing set-up. Variety says: [The…

Johannes Lassen reveals first trailer for Below The Surface II

Danish hostage drama, Below The Surface, is coming back to Danish screens this spring, and star, Johannes Lassen, is becoming quite the source of news. The first series told the story of a metro train with 15 passengers that is taken hostage by three heavily armed men. Police terror unit TTF is activated and the situation…

REVIEW: Black Lake (S2 E7&8/8)

It’s time for the final two episodes of this Swedish crime/horror mash-up, and we knew from last week’s instalment that we now had a mystery to really concentrate on: that of Josefine and Maja. Were they calling Minnie from the afterlife and guiding her to solve their mystery? Or were they still alive? And what…

REVIEW: Black Lake (S2 E5&6/8)

So here we are again, on the idyllic, secluded Swedish island of Kallskär, with our group of people desperate for a life change and a good, old spot of healing. Except there’s a killer on the loose, the missing participant from last year’s retreat is still missing, and the course leader is a) a dodgy geezer…

Netflix confirms Bordertown series two date

Finnish series Bordertown is rather good. Last week we ran a story about series three (read that here), but until that moment, series two is yet to touch down in the UK. But now Netflix – the global broadcaster outside of Finland – has confirmed that series two is now on the way, and it’s…

New Finnish series All The Sins coming in 2019

Finnish crime drama is picking up the pace. Last week we brought you news of series three of Bordertown, (here) and now we’re hearing of a new series that’s set to hot the TV festival circuit in competition. All The Sins (Kaikki synnit) begins in classic Nordic Noir with a body winched upside down in a barn…