BBC Four acquires Faroese drama Trom

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Faroese drama Trom from its inception. And now we know that BBC Four has acquired the show for broadcast in the UK. The six-part Viaplay original is based on Jógvan Isaksen crime novels and filmed in the Faroe Islands. It follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly…

NORDIC NOIR Wisting series 2 gets premiere date

British viewers of Nordic Noir will know Norwegian series Wisting, whose first series premiere on BBC Four in the UK in early 2020. 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…

NORDIC NOIR TV series of Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters in the works

Inspired by Jo Nesbo’s best-selling novel, a new series of Headhunters is in development from C More. It will become the Swedish channel’s first-ever Norwegian production . The series will follow Roger Brown (Axel Boyum), a headhunter who lies and manipulates his path to success both in his working life and his love life. But…

NORDIC NOIR New Beck gets Christmas Day premiere

The world is getting a brand-new film from Beck, and it’s set to premiere in Sweden on Christmas Day. Beck – A New Life will be the first of four new films. Swedish broadcaster C More says: “This season, the Beck group is facing more complex cases and also major private challenges.” A body is…

NORDIC NOIR Full trailer for The Unlikely Murderer released by Netflix

We’ve already had a trailer for Netflix’s Swedish series The Unlikely Murderer, but the streaming giant has now released a brand-new teaser. The five-part series dramatises how a man claiming to be a witness at the assassination of Palme may have gotten away with murder. This fictional interpretation shows how Stig Engström, the graphic designer who…

NORDIC NOIR Netflix releases new trailer for The Chestnut Man

We know that the adaptation of Søren ‘The Killing‘ Sveistrup’s novel The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) is coming to Netflix in VERY SOON. And now we have a new trailer. The Chestnut Man takes place in a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, where the police make a terrible discovery on a stormy October morning. A young woman is found brutally murdered in…

REVIEW The Hunt For A Killer (S1 E5&6/6)

Swedish crime drama The Hunt For A Killer has, as we’ve said before, has been an engrossing, interesting and, furthermore, a fresh look at the crime drama genre. At the end of episode four, Monica Olhed had received a tip from woman about a former work colleague Ulf Olsson. The woman had made the initial…

REVIEW The Hunt For A Killer (S1 E3&4/6)

Last week The Hunt For A Killer (Jakten på en mördare) provided us with a subtle, low-key and surprising Nordic Noir that went against the grain. We’re so used to certain beats – drops of information, cliffhangers, music, even – throughout most crime dramas that when you watch a lot of them you know when…

NORDIC NOIR Viaplay releases first trailer for Furia

Norwegian thriller Furia is coming to Nordic streaming service Viaplay very soon, and now we have a trailer. The series, from the creator of Mammon, is inspired by, but not based on, real events of domestic terrorism in Norway and across Europe, most notably the 2011 attacks carried out by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik….