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NORDIC NOIR Finnish series Poromafia to debut on C More

Those in the Nordic territory will get a new Finnish crime series very soon.

Poromafia (Reindeer Mafia) is set to start on the Nordic streaming service on 16th February.

The series begins when Brita Nelihanka, the great arctic matriarch, is about to lose her fight against cancer. Her wealth is to be divided evenly between the members of her family, and the ill-gotten lands are to be returned to their original owners. The family is torn apart when her will is revealed at the funeral, and many past secrets are finally revealed.

It stars Samuli Edelmann, Anna-Maija Tuokko and former Beck star Mikael Persbrandt.

Here’s a trailer…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents confirms transmission date for Helsinki Crimes

A new Nordic Noir is coming our way, thanks to Walter Presents, this time based in Finland.

Helsinki Crimes features Police Sergeant Timo Harjunpää from Helsinki Murder Squad, who would love to spend his summer holiday in peace and quiet with his family, but his relentless job follows him everywhere. 

With his partner Onerva Nykänen, Harjupää faces the whole spectrum of humanity, from the darkest pits of organized crime to the saddest cases of human life, including men brainwashed by incel-ideology, hackers sabotaging the society’s infrastructure, youth criminals hardened by their home lives, and sadistic prostitutes.  The beautiful, summery Helsinki looks very different in the eyes of the Crime Squad Sergeants: no one is safe, and anything can happen – anywhere and anytime. 

Look out for it on More4 from Friday 17th February.

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 stars Pernilla August, Alba August, Asta Kamma August and former Wallander actor Rolf Lassgård star.

It’s set to premiere on 15th January.

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 the second season, Hilkka and her Spanish colleagues Luisa Salinás (Maria Romero) and Andrés Villanueva (Fran Perea) end up investigating a brutal international criminal organization. At the same time, they have to face their own fears and deal with the emotional storm that comes with love and sadness.

Riitta Havukainen, Maria Romero and Fran Perea are returning in the lead roles. The series will be published in its entirety at Yle Areena on 4th November, and will be seen on Yle TV1 on 6th November.

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 his career. He first faces a race against time to hunt down an escaped killer before the latter can strike again, and then has to solve the macabre mystery behind an unknown woman’s head placed on a spike in the centre of Larvik.

In BBC Four tradition, the channel will play out two episodes per week.

Wisting (s2): Saturday 15th October, 9pm, BBC Four