NORDIC NOIR SVT releases Blackwater trailer

Swedish channel SVT has released a trailer for Händelser vid vatten (Blackwater) and has revealed the transmission date. The crime drama, based on Kerstin Ekman’s novel of the same name, takes us back to midsummer eve, 1973. Annie and daughter Mia find two murdered tourists at the river’s edge near the village of Svartvattnet. It…

NORDIC NOIR Paratiisi season 2 coming soon in Finland

The new season of Paratiisi (Paradise) tells about the second chances of human life and how far we are willing to go to protect our loved ones. In series one, Hilkka Mäntymäki (Riitta Havukainen), a criminal investigator from Oulu, returns to the Costa del Sol to investigate the murder of an unknown Finnish man. For…

Wisting season 2: BBC Four confirms transmission date

As we said at the weekend, season two of Nordic Noir, Wisting, is on its way back. BBC Four dropped the first trailer for the show, and now we know when it’s going to be on. The second series sees Larvik detective William Wisting (Sven Nordin) taking on two of the most challenging cases of…

NORDIC NOIR BBC Four confirms Wisting season 2

Viewers of BBC Four’s current Saturday-night German series KaDaWe last night (Saturday 1st October) got a nice surprise at the end of the episodes – a new trailer for Wisting season two was shown. This confirms the channel’s acquisition of the show’s second series. It as always likely but now we have confirmation. In series…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents reveals transmission date for Arctic Circle

There’s more Nordic Noir on the way, this time from Finland. Arctic Circle will premiere on All4/Walter Presents later this month, the brand has announced. Starring Iina Kuustonen, Deadwind/ Karppi’s Pihla Viitala and Venla Ronkainen it tells the story of police officer Nina Kautsalo, who finds a Russian sex worker barely alive in an old…

NORDIC NOIR Alibi announces acquisition of Black Sands from Iceland

UKTV channel, Alibi, has announced its first ever Nordic Noir acquisition. From Iceland, Black Sands (Svörtu sandar) is an eight-episode series starring Aldís Amah Hamilton. Anita, a DI in her thirties, is forced to return to the hometown she fled 14 years ago. A reckoning with her mother is inescapable, but when the body of…

NORDIC NOIR: Oxen to debut in Denmark in 2023

There’s a new crime drama coming to TV2 in Denmark in 2023. Oxen is based on the novels Jens Henrik Jensen, which tell the story of hunter-soldier, Niels Oxen. Oxen is falsely accused of drug possession and thrown out of the Hunter Corps. Devastated, he and his dog search deep into Rold Forest to find peace,…

NORDIC NOIR Camilla Läckberg crime drama The Beach Hotel starts production

Viaplay has announced that Camilla Läckberg (pictured) will return to the streaming service to write a new crime series. The Beach Hotel has been described by the streamer as a “thrilling blend of soap opera and crime drama.” To celebrate his 60th birthday, Werner Gyllenmark holds a party at his beach hotel and invites his family,…

REVIEW Trom (S1 E3&4/6)

Faroese crime drama Trom got off to a good, solid start in its opening two episodes. It was absorbing without being totally edge-of-your-seat but had an interesting set of characters as well as a solid central murder mystery. Of course, being based in the Faroes Trom also – and quite understandably – exploited its incredible…

REVIEW Trom (S1 E1&2/6)

Apologies, life has gotten in the way of this latest Nordic Noir, but I’m happy to say I’m catching up. And not a moment too soon. We’ve followed the journey of Trom right from its inception, not least because it’s the first crime series to be based on the beautiful, epic and windswept Faroe Islands….

Hjerson: Swedish Agatha Christie series gets transmission date

We’ve had our eyes on Swedish series Hjerson. based on a fictional character invented by the great Agatha Christie, he’s now starring in his own series. And now we know when it’s going to be on in the UK, and where. Walter Presents has acquired it for More4, and despite reports to the contrary, we…