Stella Blómkvist Premiere Shatters Viewer Records

The launch of Stella Blómkvist on Icelandic SVOD service Síminn Premium has shattered the previous record set by The Handmaid's Tale, with over 150,000 views recorded in its first week alone, where the population is just 330,000. Based on The Murder In The Ministry by pseudonymous novelist Stella Blómkvist, the first season sees the titular heroine, played by Heida Reed (Poldark), follow a seedy trail of sex, murder and blackmail that leads her into a twisted maze of ruthless corruption at

Icelandic Heroine Stella Blómkvist Heads To Viaplay

Sagafilm’s new six-part drama Stella Blómkvist, starring Heida Reed (Poldark) and directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson (Trapped), has been picked up by Nordic streaming service Viaplay as part of their push into original programming. The Stella Blómkvist novels follow a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases and delves into the murky waters of Icelandic politics. The first book by the pseudonymous Stella Blomkvist, The Murder in the Ministry, will form the basis for the first series. Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, head

Stella Blomkvist: A Sexy Sam Spade With A Law Degree

Óskar Thór Axelsson, one of the directors of Trapped (Ófærð) has been brought on board by Sagafilm to oversee an adaptation of the Stella Blomkvist novels which follows a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases and delves into the murky waters of Icelandic politics. The first book by the pseudonymous Stella Blomkvist, The Murder in the Ministry, will form the basis for the first series. Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, head writer for the series told Variety: "She manages, somehow, to

Nordic Drama Writers Prize Line-Up For Göteborg

Five Nordic dramas have been selected to compete for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize and SEK 200,000, in recognition of outstanding writing, which will be presented at the Göteborg Film Festival. One drama series each from Denmark (Ride Upon The Storm), Finland (Deadwind), Iceland (Stella Blómkvist), Norway (Borderline) and Sweden (The Lawyer), have been nominated for the award, which goes to the main writer(s) of the series. The first two episodes of each nominated series will be shown to audiences

Fede Alvarez Confirms Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Sequel

Horror director Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe) has confirmed to Digital Spy that the fourth book in the Millennium series, The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz, will be made into a movie written Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). Although two Hollywood sequels were originally planned for the 2011 adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson's Millenium trilogy, they have been dropped in favour of a lower budget David Lagercrantz sequel. It is not yet known if