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

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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 produce its very first Swedish-language drama series. And, wouldn’t you know it… it’s a thriller. Continue reading

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First Look: Sweden’s Before We Die

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ivd-infor-jpgInnan 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 on offer. Continue reading

Trailer: Modus, BBC4

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modus_1_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  good, no? Have a watch after the jump. Continue reading

First Look: Midnight Sun (Sweden)

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screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-11-19-05I’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 like and give you an idea of it. Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) started in Sweden at the weekend and it got off to a promising start. I do think this will be picked up by some channel in the UK, so here are my first impressions… Continue reading

Will Midnight Sun be the next big Scandinavian hit?

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123mid-jpg-1It’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 island on the televisual map and, just perhaps, kick-start a new industry. Next year? It’s always hard to tell, but there’s one Swedish/French crime drama that has been doing the rounds at MIPCOM and debuts in its native Sweden this weekend that might just be your next Scandi fix.  Continue reading