Netflix reveals Dark season two trailer and transmission date

German-language series, Dark, was a huge hit for Netflix, and it was good news when we found out it was coming back for a second series. It centres around a missing child, and sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations. The series first…

Trapped II gets Boxing Day debut in Iceland

We’re gearing up for the second, highly-anticipated series of Icelandic series, Trapped. So much so, I’m writing this news story in Reykjavik, overlooking the famous Hallgrímskirkja church and the sea in the other window. We’re still awaiting confirmation from BBC Four when it will air in the UK, but now we have news when it…

Series two of Trapped begins shooting in Siglufjörður

Today we bought more news of series four of The Bridge, and now news reaches us of another Nordic heavyweight – Trapped. The Icelandic series won The Killing Times Best Crime Drama Of 2016 with a stunning debut season. We’ve been waiting patiently for news of series two, and now we have some – series…

Iceland’s RÚV confirms second season of Trapped

This year we saw a break-out hit from a Nordic country who had been fairly quiet in the firmament of television crime drama. Trapped changed all that, and provided the island with a true global hit – it attracted over one million viewers in the UK, and a whopping five-and-a-half million in France. It’s expected…

Review: Trapped (S1 E9&10/10), Saturday 12th March, BBC4

It was a strange day to be watching the final two, superb episodes of Trapped. Here in London it was a beautiful spring day – warm and bright, perhaps the first true day of the new season. For the most part of Trapped we watched along on dark, cold winter Saturday nights, and the almost biblical storm…

Trapped finale: A review of the suspects

It’s hard to believe but Icelandic drama Trapped comes to an end this weekend. The Guardian called it the unexpected TV hit of the year, perhaps referencing its own reluctance to cover it on a weekly review basis. But a big hit it has been, and certainly up there with other Nordic titans like The…

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…

Review: Trapped (S1 E5&6/10), Saturday 27th February, BBC4

After last week’s thrilling fourth episode we were left with the awesome, majestic and terrifying sight of a full-blown avalanche – started by Guðmundur – tumbling towards Andri, Guðmundur and his son Sigurður from what seemed like the night sky. Surely not all of them could survive this angry outburst. NB: If you haven’t seen these episodes yet, do…

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Trapped

By now, any self-respecting crime drama fan will be wrapped up in the superb Icelandic series, Trapped, over on BBC4. It’s filling that fabled Nordic noir, 9pm slot with aplomb and is proving a worthy successor to the likes of The Killing and The Bridge. Trapped is the tale of police chief Andri dealing with a…