RVK releases new Trapped series two trailer

Not long to go now until series two of Trapped makes its bow in its native Iceland. Unfortunately, it looks as though it’s going to be a bit longer until we see it in the UK – our guess? February – but it’s definitely something to look forward to. Producer RVK has released a new,…

RÚV reveals first trailer for series two of Trapped

Yes, we’re all getting excited with series four of The Bridge about to kick-off in the UK, but waiting in the wings is another crime drama heavyweight and one of our favourites – Iceland’s Trapped. The second is series has been filming in Reykjavik, but now host broadcaster RÚV has released an Icelandic-language trailer. Unfortunately,…

RÚK releases first footage from series two of Trapped

Filming doesn’t end until way after Christmas, but Iceland’s RVK Studios gave all fans of Trapped a Christmas treat yesterday – it released the first trailer from series two on its facebook page. Well, it’s not really a trailer, but more of a snippet. Take a look after the jump…

Trapped’s Clive Bradley wins prestigious Writers’ Guild Award

I don’t normally like to do write posts about award ceremonies (I like to focus on the programmes themselves and let other media outlets do that sort of stuff), but this seems to be worth shouting about. Trapped, The Killing Times’ Best Crime Drama 2016, has done ever so well – picking up, ahem, prestigious…

Trapped wins prestigious Prix Europa award for fiction series

It’s worth reminding ourselves that earlier on this year – right at the start of 2016 – BBC4 broadcast a new Icelandic series that went on to become one of the most popular crime dramas of the year. Not necessarily in audience figures (although they were very good for BBC4), but because of the amount…

Iceland’s RÚV confirms second season of Trapped

This year we saw a break-out hit from a Nordic country who had been fairly quiet in the firmament of television crime drama. Trapped changed all that, and provided the island with a true global hit – it attracted over one million viewers in the UK, and a whopping five-and-a-half million in France. It’s expected…

Review: Trapped (S1 E9&10/10), Saturday 12th March, BBC4

It was a strange day to be watching the final two, superb episodes of Trapped. Here in London it was a beautiful spring day – warm and bright, perhaps the first true day of the new season. For the most part of Trapped we watched along on dark, cold winter Saturday nights, and the almost biblical storm…

Trapped finale: A review of the suspects

It’s hard to believe but Icelandic drama Trapped comes to an end this weekend. The Guardian called it the unexpected TV hit of the year, perhaps referencing its own reluctance to cover it on a weekly review basis. But a big hit it has been, and certainly up there with other Nordic titans like The…

Review: Trapped (S1 E7&8/10), Saturday 5th March, BBC4

Since those very first scenes in Trapped, when a Danish ferry crawled into the remote coastal port of Seyðisfjörður, the town and its locals had been engulfed in a storm that had cut it off from the outside world. At the end of episode six that storm had finally abated, allowing a team of officers from Reykjavik – led…

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Trapped

With only four episodes to go of Trapped – that’s two weeks in BBC4 money – things are, ahem, hotting up in the freezing cold of Iceland. One of the delights of the show is watching how its two main characters – Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir) – go about their business. While…

Review: Trapped (S1 E5&6/10), Saturday 27th February, BBC4

After last week’s thrilling fourth episode we were left with the awesome, majestic and terrifying sight of a full-blown avalanche – started by Guðmundur – tumbling towards Andri, Guðmundur and his son Sigurður from what seemed like the night sky. Surely not all of them could survive this angry outburst. NB: If you haven’t seen these episodes yet, do…