NORDIC NOIR End Of Summer to be adapted by Viaplay

Stand by for a new Swedish crime drama. End Of Summer, based on the best seller by Anders de la Motte, will premiere on the Viaplay streaming service in 2023 and will have six episodes. On a summer’s evening in 1984, a five-year-old boy vanishes in rural southern Sweden. The police investigation fails to find…

BBC Four confirms Trom transmission date

One of the series we’ve been looking for – and indeed been following from its inception – is Trom. Set in the Faroe Islands, it follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, his estranged daughter, claiming that her life is in danger. Hannis reluctantly returns home to the Faroes…

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 The Man Who Died premieres in Finland this weekend

Antti Tuomaninen’s The Man Who Died (Mies Joka Kuoli) novel has – as we reported – been adapted for television and will be premiering in Finland this weekend. Showing on streaming service Elisa Viihde, the eight-episode series starts on Sunday 19th June. The blurb on the book reads: “Mushroom grower and business owner Jaakko Kaunismaa…

NORDIC NOIR New Swedish crime series for Netflix

Streaming service Netflix is to make a new, Swedish crime series. Based on Malin Persson Giolito’s new hit novel In Your Hands, the series is expected to hit screens in 2024. The book’s blurb reads like this: “Snow falls over an empty playground. A 14-year-old boy lies face down in front of a swing set and…

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…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E4/4)

When the passengers on a bus are massacred, Beck faces one of his most harrowing cases – but does the key to the crime lie closer to home than he imagines? This has been a rattling good season, and The Crying Cop ends it in style. The action starts with an anti-police riot after a young boy…

Walter Presents announces Rig 45: Murder At Sea

Walter Presents has acquired Swedish series Rig 45: Murder At Sea. This series has been floating around for a few years now, but it finally makes it to the UK thanks to Walter. Following a fatal accident on Rig 45, Benthos Oils send their damage regulator Andrea out to the rig to document the accident….

Beck (S8 E3/4)

Martin Beck and his team do a Jack Bauer in this tense siege drama, acted out in real time. Will morning TV turn into a bloodbath, and if so, will it be good for the ratings? Alex is appearing on a morning TV chat show together with a businessman, Tormalm (Dag Malmberg), whose charity enterprises,…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E2/4)

Now that Martin Beck has an allotment, can we expect him to come into the office offering his colleagues a look at his massive marrow, or the pick of his aubergines? Seemingly not – as his daughter says, you can take Martin out of the police, but you can’t take the police out of Martin….

REVIEW Beck (S8 E1/4)

Beck is back! That was by no means a foregone conclusion, as the last time we saw the gloomy Swedish police chief, Martin Beck (Peter Haber) he was being wheeled into an operating theatre, with a slim chance of surviving an operation on a brain tumour. But Haber’s contract negotiations must have gone well, because…