Jens Lapidus trilogy to be adapted for television

We’re almost drowning in crime drama at the moment, but the wheels just keep on turning. We receive news from Sweden that Jens Lapidus – one of the new wave of Scandinavian crime writers – is to have his trilogy adapted for television by the same production company that brought us The Bridge. Advertisements

Review: Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders (S1 E1/7), Friday 19th January, More4

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE And so we head back up north to Kiruna, in Sweden, for another Scandi treat of a crime drama series, starring the preternaturally striking Ida Engvoll as a hotshot lawyer in a new adaptation of Åsa Larsson’s novels. Interestingly, it’s not the first time Larsson’s Rebecka Martinsson series has been on our screens: Isabella Scorupco played…

Netflix hires The Bridge writer to adapt Malin Persson Giolito’s Quicksand

Global streaming behemoth, Netflix, has been looking outside the US for inspiration recently, signing up series like Bordertown (from Finland) and Lava Field (from Iceland) to add to its enormous catalogue. It has also commissioned its very own series from countries like Poland and Denmark, and now it has released news that it’s about to…

First Look: Sweden’s Before We Die

Innan vi dör (Before We Die) is the new big crime series on Swedish public service channel SVT. Of course, it’s not a given that every Scandinavian crime series will be exported to the UK, but as this one is showing a good amount of potential after two episodes, let’s have a look at what’s…

Trailer: Modus, BBC4

While watching the pretty average Deep Water last night on BBC4, the channel, on between the double-billed episodes, played out a trailer for Modus, the highly-anticipated Swedish crime drama starting in a couple of weeks. I wanted to post that trailer here, but couldn’t find it. Instead, here’s a better one, from distributor Freemantle. Looks…

First Look: Midnight Sun (Sweden)

I’m aware this site wouldn’t normally do something like this (extensively preview a show that hasn’t been signed by a UK broadcaster) but Midnight Sun sounds so intriguing and could be the next big Nordic thing. With all that in mind and being a resident in Sweden, I wanted to at least see what it was…

Will Midnight Sun be the next big Scandinavian hit?

It’s always good to keep abreast of what’s happening in the world of Scandinavian and Nordic crime drama – it’s just so damn popular over here in the UK – and networks are forever searching for that next big hit. This year it was Trapped, that fantastic Icelandic drama that really helped to put the…