NORDIC NOIR Wisting series 2 gets premiere date

British viewers of Nordic Noir will know Norwegian series Wisting, whose first series premiere on BBC Four in the UK in early 2020. The second series sees Larvik detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin) taking on two of the most challenging cases of his career. He first faces a race against time to hunt down an…

NORDIC NOIR Wisting renewed for second series

Norwegian series, Wisting, is to return for a second series. Based on Jørn Lier Horst’s best-selling novels, was shown on BBC Four in the UK. Sven Nordin will reprise his lead role and the second season, which is set to air in the Nordic region on Viaplay in spring 2021. The second season sees Larvik…

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…

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 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…

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…