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 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,…

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…

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…

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….

Beck (S8 E3/4)

Martin Beck and his team do a Jack Bauer in this tense siege drama, acted out in real time. Will morning TV turn into a bloodbath, and if so, will it be good for the ratings? Alex is appearing on a morning TV chat show together with a businessman, Tormalm (Dag Malmberg), whose charity enterprises,…

REVIEW Beck (S8 E2/4)

Now that Martin Beck has an allotment, can we expect him to come into the office offering his colleagues a look at his massive marrow, or the pick of his aubergines? Seemingly not – as his daughter says, you can take Martin out of the police, but you can’t take the police out of Martin….

REVIEW Beck (S8 E1/4)

Beck is back! That was by no means a foregone conclusion, as the last time we saw the gloomy Swedish police chief, Martin Beck (Peter Haber) he was being wheeled into an operating theatre, with a slim chance of surviving an operation on a brain tumour. But Haber’s contract negotiations must have gone well, because…