Kim Wall murder investigation to be made into a TV series

The brutal and heartbreaking murder of Swedish journalist really affected us here at The Killing Times, and now news reaches us that the investigation into her disappearance and death is to be made into a TV series. Tobias Lindholm is to make it and for Swedish channels C More and TV4. “A murder case in…

Walter Presents confirms Alex transmission date

Walter Presents, that foreign-language brand, has had a busy day or so. It has announced two new Icelandic crime dramas waiting in the wings for September, and now it has added another, Swedish crime drama, Alex. On the outside, Alex is an exemplary citizen: a dedicated father and law-enforcer. In reality, he is drug-fuelled, dirty…

New Swedish crime drama goes to post-war Berlin

Sweden’s Måns Mårlind – the creator of Midnight Sun and writer on The Bridge – is behind a new, English-language thriller set in Berlin in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The eight-part Shadow Play centres on Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E4/5)

Blimey. This episode (originally two episodes in its native Denmark) had a bit of everything, except for much of a case. In fact, I’d argue that the central mystery was really almost a MacGuffin – something in the background but far from the most important thing. This was an episode where Nina and Tonni’s relationship…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E2&3/5)

The first episode of the last series of Dicte was a bit of a wild diversion and, I felt, went against the DNA of the programme. But still we were left on an almighty cliffhanger – Wagner was shot in Lebanon (not a euphemism) and surely they wouldn’t kill off a main character. Would they?…

Leif GW Persson’s Gone In Snow to start in Sweden next month

Ast the end of last year, we bought you news that Leif GW Persson’s The Dying Detective was to air on Swedish channel SVT. Now the celebrated crime novelist has a new project, but this time it’s based on an idea rather than a novel. Gone In Snow (Det som göms i snö) is to transmit…

Finnish series Deadwind to debut on Netflix next month

Thanks to our eagle-eyed reader, Seija, for this news story. Back in March we brought you news of a Finnish series that was doing rather well in its homeland (see that story here). Deadwind (or Karppi) told the story of Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30s trying to get over her husband’s death. She…

Two new Nordic dramas for Walter Presents

It’s always keeping an eye on Walter Presents – the channel within a channel that screens foreign-language drama from Europe and beyond. Now it has added two new Nordic dramas for autumn, Icelandic drama The Court (pictured) and Swedish crime drama Farang. TBI International reports that: The first two seasons of Icelandic legal drama The Court will…

REVIEW: Dicte – Crime Reporter (S3 E1/5)

It’s not often that you find the main character in a so-called Nordic Noir get married in the first scenes of a new series. But this is Dicte, after all. Unlike her contemporaries, Dicte Svendsen (the excellent Iben Hjejle) is socially-adjusted, has friends, is funny, likes a smoke and a drink and is a bit headstrong….

Black Lake II reveals casting and plot details

Last year, BBC Four played out Swedish series Black Lake (Svartsjön), a crime and horror mash-up set in a deserted ski lodge, which may or may not have been haunted by dead children. Ultimately it was daft, but it did have its moments. Series two is incoming in Sweden on Viaplay in the autumn, but…