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…

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….