NORDIC NOIR SVT announces The Detective From Beledweyne

Swedish broadcaster SVT has announced a new crime drama – The Detective From Beledwyne – for 2023. The six-episode series will begin filming this summer in Västra Götaland, and stars Malin Levanon and Nasir Dhagole. It tells the story of lawyer Tilda Renström – described as “narrow-minded and complacent” – who realises that the Somali…

NORDIC NOIR Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt his own novel Cry Wolf

Hans Rosenfeldt – creator of The Bridge – is to adapt his own novel, Cry Wolf (Vargasommar), for television. Rosenfeldt will, according to Expressen, team up with Bridge co-writer Camilla Ahlgren for the project. It marks the first time the pair has worked together since The Bridge. The action takes place in Haparanda, on the…

SERIES REVIEW Snow Angels (S1)

The latest series brought to these shores by Walter Presents is a harrowing Swedish thriller that explores motherhood, as seen through the prism of three women – mother of two Jenni (Josefin Asplund), policewoman Alice (Eva Melander) and paediatric nurse Maria (Maria Rossing). Snow Angels drops us in the deep end in Stockholm during a…

NORDIC NOIR Walter Presents announces Snow Angels

All4/Channel 4’s foreign-language drama brand – Walter Presents – has announced a new Swedish crime drama. Snow Angels (Snöänglar) will play out on All4 from Friday 11th March. The eight-part series tells the story of a Sweden paralysed by a heavy snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve. A five-week-old baby mysteriously disappears from his home…

NORDIC NOIR Four new Beck films commissioned by C More

You just can’t keep Beck down. The Swedish procedural series – based on the Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö novels – is back for more. Specifically, C More. The streaming service has announced four new Beck films, numbers 47-50, have started production. Beck, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, continues to be a heavy hitter…

NORDIC NOIR Beck releases new trailer for 58 Minuter film

We haven’t had the new Beck films in the UK yet, but they’ll surely be coming. In Sweden, host service C More is now onto the next one, which will be broadcast on Friday 18th February. Here’s a trailer for ’58 Minuter’. Alex Beijer is on morning TV along with the entrepreneur Tomas Tormalm. But…

NORDIC NOIR First trailer for new Beck released

We know that the first of the new Beck films will be released on Christmas Day in Sweden. Now we have a trailer. In the new episode – entitled Ett nytt liv – a new life a corpse is found floating in the water near Liljeholmen in Stockholm. The body turns out to be a 39-year-old…

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…