All4/Walter Presents confirms transmission date for series two of Before We Die

After the smash-hit first series, the hotly anticipated Swedish series Before We Die returns to All4/Walter Presents, starting off on Channel 4 first. We’ll get to see Hanna, Bjorn and Christian attempt to untangle themselves from life-threatening danger. But this is quicksand, and the more you struggle, the deeper you sink…  With Davor finally out…

Viaplay releases first trailer for series two of Rig 45

Transmitting on 6th March on Scandi streamer, Viaplay, Rig 45 is gearing up for its second series. And now the series, whose first series aired in the UK on streaming service STARZPlay last year, has released its first trailer for its second run. READ MORE: STARZPLAY PICKS UP RIG 45 FOR UK BROADCAST Series one…

Swedish thriller The Machinery in the works

It must be that time of year again because we’re getting all kinds of news about new shows coming out of the Nordic and Scandinavian region. Streaming service Viaplay has announced another new show, The Machinery. The Machinery is an action-packed thriller in eight episodes set in the borderlands between Norway and Sweden, and between…

The Truth Will Out recommissioned for second series

In a few weeks’ time, we’ll be getting Swedish series The Truth Will Out (Det som göms i snö) on Walter Presents/All4. But Swedish streaming service Viaplay has already recommissioned the show for a second run. The series – which starts on Channel 4 on 11th February and then transfers over to All4 under the…

Swedish channels developing Eight Months

Swedish channels C More and TV4 are developing the political thriller series Eight Months (Åtta månader), based on the acclaimed suspense novel of the same name by Magnus Montelius. Åtta månader (Eight Months), written by Magnus Montelius, was published in 2019 by Albert Bonniers Förlag and was quickly praised by critics. It was ranked in…

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 E3&4/10)

The opening two episodes of Norwegian series, Wisting, was a welcome to return to form for the BBC Four, Saturday-night slot, and a very welcome slice of new Nordic Noir on these winter nights. I’ve been busy compiling our end-of-year charts and countdowns, but now it’s back to the grindstone and our meat and potatoes…

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…

RÚV releases first trailer for The Valhalla Murders

One of the big new Nordic Noirs heading our way is The Valhalla Murders (Brot) from Iceland. Due to transmit in its native country at Christmas, we’re expecting this eight-part murder mystery on Netflix in early 2020. In the meantime, Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV has released this intriguing-looking trailer… The story centres on police profiler…

BBC acquires Norwegian series Twin starring Kristofer Hivju

Hot on the heels of the news that the BBC has acquired Scandi crime drama The Investigation and Wisting, we’re now hearing that it has also picked up another Scandinavian thriller, Twin, from Norway. We’ve been keeping an eye on the series, which stars Game of Thrones and Beck’s Kristofer Hivju, and is set to…