NORDIC NOIR Paratiisi season 2 coming soon in Finland

The new season of Paratiisi (Paradise) tells about the second chances of human life and how far we are willing to go to protect our loved ones. In series one, Hilkka Mäntymäki (Riitta Havukainen), a criminal investigator from Oulu, returns to the Costa del Sol to investigate the murder of an unknown Finnish man. For…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents reveals transmission date for Arctic Circle

There’s more Nordic Noir on the way, this time from Finland. Arctic Circle will premiere on All4/Walter Presents later this month, the brand has announced. Starring Iina Kuustonen, Deadwind/ Karppi’s Pihla Viitala and Venla Ronkainen it tells the story of police officer Nina Kautsalo, who finds a Russian sex worker barely alive in an old…

NORDIC NOIR New Sorjonen mini-series to debut AT THE WEEKEND!

One of our favourite Nordic Noirs – Sorjonen (or Bordertown in its English-language iteration) – is coming back. The last time we saw titular detective Kari Sorjonen was in the TV movie, The Mural Murders on Netflix at the tail end of 2021. Now we’re reading that a new, three-part miniseries will air on Finnish…

NORDIC NOIR Karppi start date and trailer unveiled

One of our favourite Nordic Noirs, from Finland no less is Karppi (or Deadwind in English). It’s due to begin its third and final series this month, and now we have a trailer. In series three, Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala) and Sakari Nurmi (Lauri Tilkanen) once again work together in chasing a brutal murderer, whose…

NORDIC NOIR Deadwind (Karppi) gets transmission date for series three

One of our favourite Nordic Noirs is Finnish series, Deadwind (or Karppi in its native language). By now, we know the drill: It tells the story of Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala) returns to her work as a homicide detective in the Helsinki Police Department while taking care of two children after the accidental death of…

NORDIC NOIR Antti Tuomainen’s The Man Who Died to star Jussi Vatanen

When we say Nordic Noir, we don’t mean your normal Nordic Noir. Finnish novelist Antti Tuomainen has often been compared to the Coen brothers because he mixes quirky humour and left-field storylines within the crime fiction genre. Now his book – The Man Who Died – is being adapted for television by Finnish streaming service…

REVIEW Man In Room 301 (S1 E5&6/6)

This six-part Finnish thriller has intrigued for the past four episodes, telling the story of a young boy called Tommi who was killed in an accidental shooting at a summer house in 2007. Troubled and vulnerable 12-year-old Elias was blamed for the murder, but as the story has developed we found out that the boy’s…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four confirms transmission date for Man In Room 301

BBC Four confirmed the transmission date for six-part Finnish drama Man In Room 301 (Huone 301), its first-ever series from Finland. The drama is written by British actress and writer Kate Ashfield and directed by Mikko Kuparinen. Man In Room 301 is “a psychological thriller that weaves between the past and present to tell the story of the Kurtti…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents announces Finnish series Bullets

Hot on the heels of its announcement of Finnish series All The Sins, TV procurement brand Walter Presents has snagged another from the land of a thousand islands. Bullets will premiere at the end of January. The story centres around Mari, an ambitious and professional Intelligence officer who goes undercover to befriend an asylum seeker…