REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E1&2/10)

Finally. Three years after Trapped proved to be a huge hit with viewers of the Saturday-night, foreign-drama slot on BBC4, we are returning to Iceland for the long-awaited follow-up series, having already been assured by director Baltasar Kormákur that the third will arrive with less of a gap. Plot-wise only two years have passed since…

BBC Four confirms transmission date for Trapped

This is the one we’ve been waiting for. The excellent Icelandic crime drama – series one of which won our Best Crime Drama of the Year in 2016 – premiered in its native Iceland late last year, and ever since then fans of the show have been waiting patiently until its emergence in the UK….

FIRST LOOK: Trapped (Series 2)

Fair warning. This text contains some limited details from the first episode of Trapped 2, which started in its native Iceland on 26th December. I’m not giving you lots of big spoilers, though. This year started with one of the most anticipated Nordic returns in the final series of The Bridge, and at the end…

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…