New Swedish crime drama goes to post-war Berlin

Sweden’s Måns Mårlind – the creator of Midnight Sun and writer on The Bridge – is behind a new, English-language thriller set in Berlin in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The eight-part Shadow Play centres on Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create…

Series two of Springfloden to start in Sweden in September

Springfloden (Spring Tide) is a series we haven’t been able to watch in the UK, but we still like to keep up with what’s happening over the water in Scandinavia. The Swedish series – broadcast on SVT – is based on the books by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind and sees Julia Ragnarsson and Kjell Bergqvist…

Leif GW Persson’s Gone In Snow to start in Sweden next month

Ast the end of last year, we bought you news that Leif GW Persson’s The Dying Detective was to air on Swedish channel SVT. Now the celebrated crime novelist has a new project, but this time it’s based on an idea rather than a novel. Gone In Snow (Det som göms i snö) is to transmit…

Two new Nordic dramas for Walter Presents

It’s always keeping an eye on Walter Presents – the channel within a channel that screens foreign-language drama from Europe and beyond. Now it has added two new Nordic dramas for autumn, Icelandic drama The Court (pictured) and Swedish crime drama Farang. TBI International reports that: The first two seasons of Icelandic legal drama The Court will…

Black Lake II reveals casting and plot details

Last year, BBC Four played out Swedish series Black Lake (Svartsjön), a crime and horror mash-up set in a deserted ski lodge, which may or may not have been haunted by dead children. Ultimately it was daft, but it did have its moments. Series two is incoming in Sweden on Viaplay in the autumn, but…

Rig 45 biggest show on Nordic region’s Viaplay service

As ever, we like to keep a track of what’s happening across the Nordic territories because you never know when something might come to these shores. One such show is Rig 45, co-created by Alexander Kantsjö (Jordskott), Ola Norén (Kontoret) and Roland Ulvenius. And it sounds like a really interesting single-location murder mystery, and one…

Sofia Helin to Executive Produce new Swedish law thriller

Sofia Helin is currently wowing yet again in her iconic role of Saga Norén in the final instalment of The Bridge here in the UK, but elsewhere the series is long gone. And that means, for Helin herself, she’s already in her post-Saga working life. In her recent promotional tour of the UK, Helin mentioned…

Transmission date for The Bridge IIII confirmed

  It has been a long time coming – too long a time coming. But now we know and I’m not going to waffle on because everyone’s keen to get on with it, so simply go over the jump to find out when series four of The Bridge will be broadcast on BBC Two. THIS…

Before We Die recommissioned for second series

Good news. Barely had the first series of Before We Die finished on Channel 4, confirmation has come from Sweden that a second series has been greenlit and work on it has begun. It has been a year since the first series ended in Sweden so there has been some anticipation for this piece of…

Review: Modus (S2 E7&8/8), Saturday 3rd March, BBC Four

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE So here we are, then. Another sub-standard and frankly ridiculous series of Modus is (almost) in the books. I say that with (almost) a heavy heart because I do like the characters of Inger Johanne Vik and Ingvar Nyman; it’s just a shame that they’re involved in such convoluted, cheesy and overwrought nonsense….

Review: Rebecka Martinsson (S1 E7/7), Friday 2nd March, More4

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE And so it came to this. The series finale of Rebecka Martinsson had a bit of everything: drama, humour, heartbreak and even a Lassie moment. It’s been that kind of show and, despite all the potentially silly bits, this has been an immensely watchable series, and the finale lived up to that…