Icelandic crime series Manners most watched over Easter

News from Iceland – a relatively new player in the Nordic Noir scene. Thanks to Trapped (and also Case and Fangar), state broadcaster RÚV and new production companies the island has been producing some quality (crime) drama over the past few years. Reports reach us that a new mini-series called Manners (Mannasiðir) dominated over the Easter…

Icelandic series Fangar picked up by streaming site Shudder

For a good while now, Our Charlotte has been telling me how good Icelandic series Fangar is (Prisoners in English). We merrily speculated whether it would make its way to the UK and on what channel – the BBC? Walter Presents? Now we know.

RVK 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…

Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma coming in 2018

And the Nordic Noirs just keep on coming. Good. We haven’t seen too much out of Iceland since Trapped and Case, although series two of Trapped – the winner of our Crime Drama Of The Year last year – is filming at the moment. Now news reaches us of a new crime drama show, co-produced…

More details surface on Iceland’s The Valhalla Murders

A few months ago I wrote a post (here) that rounded-up all the interesting-sounding crime drama across Europe at the annual MIPCOM convention in France, where the movers and shakers in the TV industry get together and sell and buy TV programmes for their respective territories. One of the shows featured was from Iceland –…

Walter Presents picks up Icelandic crime drama Case

You have to keep your eye on Walter Presents – the online streaming service keeps picking up interesting-sounding little crime dramas seemingly out of the blue. We all know – thanks to the global success of Trapped and exposure via Netflix for The Lava Field – Iceland is the Nordic region’s latest hot property. And…

Trapped writer brought in for Stella Blómkvist series

Since the fantastic Trapped, Iceland has been well worth keeping an eye on when it comes to crime drama, especially crime drama that comes from the Nordic countries. It seems everyone wants to get into the act and now Iceland has joined Denmark, Sweden and Norway as producers of fine drama (Finland is also looking to join…

MIPTV report: What’s new from Scandinavia and the Nordic countries?

Attach the words Scandinavia and Nordic to any crime drama and you know it’ll be snapped up by a British broadcaster sooner rather than later. When it comes to Scandinavian and Nordic crime dramas, all eyes are currently on the annual MIPTV in Cannes – the gathering that brings the world’s most successful distributors, buyers and…

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…