NORDIC NOIR: Oxen to debut in Denmark in 2023

There’s a new crime drama coming to TV2 in Denmark in 2023. Oxen is based on the novels Jens Henrik Jensen, which tell the story of hunter-soldier, Niels Oxen. Oxen is falsely accused of drug possession and thrown out of the Hunter Corps. Devastated, he and his dog search deep into Rold Forest to find peace,…

REVIEW Rig 45: Murder At Sea (S1 E1/6)

Rig 45 has been around for a while – since 2018, in fact. When this Danish series was first mooted there was a frisson of excitement. It boasted an intriguing concept and a great cast. So the fact that it has only now made it to the UK is a slight concern. Usually a show…

NORDIC NOIR DNA to return for season 2

One of the more original and interesting Nordic Noirs in recent years was Danish series, DNA. The first series premiered in the UK on BBC Four in 2020, we now know that the series will be back in its native Denmark this year. Anders W. Berthelsen returns as police commissioner Rolf Larsen, and it will…

NORDIC NOIR Those Who Kill to return for a third series

Danish procedural series Those Who Kill is set to return for a third series. Natalie Madueño is set to return as profiler Louise Bergstein, and there’s another tough case for her to sink her teeth into. When a middle-aged couple is found brutally murdered in front of their home, a frantic investigation begins for their…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases new trailer for The Chestnut Man

We know that the adaptation of Søren ‘The Killing‘ Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix in VERY SOON. And now we have a new trailer. The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in…

Nordic Noir: Face To Face gets season two trailer

Danish series Face To Face debuted in 2020, and starred Lars Mikkelsen. Now it’s back for a second series and there are more familiar faces to look out for. In the new season of Face to Face (Forhøret), Susanne (Trine Dyrholm) continues to struggle with the loss of her daughter. Resuming her work as a psychologist, Susanne…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases first trailer for The Chestnut Man

Søren Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix this autumn and now the streaming giant has released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated series. The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered…

REVIEW Blinded: Those Who Kill (S2 E7&8/8)

This Danish series has improved upon its first series, of that there is little doubt. Characters have been better drawn, with more depth; and the story has been an intriguing one. However, it hasn’t been perfect, with several infuriating elements and plot-points to contend with. And tonight, in its final two episodes, it stumbled yet…

REVIEW Blinded: Those Who Kill (S2 E5&6/8)

At the end of episode four of Blinded: Those Who Kill, Alice Ejbye was murdered by Peter Vinge. Or at least it looked that way. Terminally-ill Alice didn’t have long left so she thought she’d take matters into her own hands and try to draw her son’s killer out from the shadows to deliver the…

REVIEW Blinded: Those Who Kill (S2 E3&4/8)

Last week we welcomed back Danish profiler Louise Bergstein (Natalie Madueño) to our screens and new, perplexing case to work on. During those first two episodes we watched on as she travelled back to the island of Funen to spend time with an old family friend – Alice Ejbye – who informed Louise that she…

REVIEW Blinded: Those Who Kill (S2 E1&2/8)

Series one was also shown on BBC Four but with the subtitle, Darkness, and it really wasn’t kidding. A solid procedural with two rather forgettable leads and a really nasty undertone, the villains (and they were seriously cracking villains) hogged the limelight. For this second series Natalie Madueño returned as ace profiler Louise Bergstein, but…