REVIEW Trom (S1 E3&4/6)

Faroese crime drama Trom got off to a good, solid start in its opening two episodes. It was absorbing without being totally edge-of-your-seat but had an interesting set of characters as well as a solid central murder mystery. Of course, being based in the Faroes Trom also – and quite understandably – exploited its incredible…

REVIEW Trom (S1 E1&2/6)

Apologies, life has gotten in the way of this latest Nordic Noir, but I’m happy to say I’m catching up. And not a moment too soon. We’ve followed the journey of Trom right from its inception, not least because it’s the first crime series to be based on the beautiful, epic and windswept Faroe Islands….

BBC Four confirms Trom transmission date

One of the series we’ve been looking for – and indeed been following from its inception – is Trom. Set in the Faroe Islands, it follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, his estranged daughter, claiming that her life is in danger. Hannis reluctantly returns home to the Faroes…

BBC Four acquires Faroese drama Trom

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Faroese drama Trom from its inception. And now we know that BBC Four has acquired the show for broadcast in the UK. The six-part Viaplay original is based on Jógvan Isaksen crime novels and filmed in the Faroe Islands. It follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly…

NORDIC NOIR First-look image released for Faroese crime drama Trom

We’ve been following the progress of Trom, the first-ever Faroese crime drama. With news that the series has wrapped filming, we now have some first-look images. The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis’ daughter and that her…

NORDIC NOIR Faroese series Trom wraps filming

If there’s one series we can’t wait to see it’s Trom – the first drama from the Faroe Islands. And now, according the show’s star Ulrich Thomsen, it has wrapped filming. The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, a young Faroese woman who claims she is Hannis’…

NORDIC NOIR Filming to begin on Faroese drama Trom in March

We’ve been keeping tabs on the first-ever Faroese crime drama, Trom, ever since it was first announced in 2019. We thought it would begin filming in August of 2020, but news reaches us that the drama will actually start filming in March. Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen has also been named as show lead. The six-part…

Faroe Islands crime drama Trom to start shooting in August

Last year we brought you news about Trom, the first Faroese crime drama. Now there’s more news, with Variety reporting that it has been sold to ZDF/Arte will be co-producing the series. Furthermore, it’s set to start shooting in August. Trom is based on Jagvan Isaksen’s crime novels and penned Torfinnur Jákupsson, and follows journalist…

Trom: the first ever Faroe Islands crime drama

We’ve seen crime dramas based all across the Nordic region – Iceland, Finland, and Scandinavian countries Sweden, Denmark and Norway – as well the Shetland Islands. The only places we haven’t seen any crime dramas set in are Greenland and the Faroe Islands. All that is about to change. Nordisk Film & TV Fond reports…