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

Sara Hjort Ditlevsen Back For More Perfect Places

TV2 Zulu romantic drama Perfect Places (Perfekte steder), which stars Gustav Giese (Northwest) and Sara Hjort Ditlevsen (Rita) as an unlikely couple who fall in love while making other plans, will return in 2018 for a second season. Perfect Places follows the relationship that develops between Tobias (Gustav Giese) and Rose (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) after they meet one summer’s day. In a magic moment, a connection arises - a crush that changes them both, for good and ill. Series writer and director

Stellan Skarsgård Set For HBO Drama Chernobyl

Stellan Skarsgård (River) will star alongside Jared Harris (Mad Men) in five-part HBO / Sky co-production Chernobyl, written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) and directed by Johan Renck (The Last Panthers). Chernobyl follows Soviet nuclear physicist Valerij Legasov (Harris), who was appointed by the Kremlin to investigate the catastrophic nuclear power station disaster of 1986. It will reveal how and why it happened, and tell the remarkable stories of those who risked their lives to save others. President of HBO

Golden Globe Nominations For The Square & Skarsgård

Sweden's Oscar entry, winner of the Palme d’Or and recipient of a record six European Film Awards, The Square, has been handed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, which has correctly predicted the outcome of the Academy Awards five times since 2010. It faces competition from four other films that have been submitted by their respective countries for the Oscars: In the Fade by Fatih Akin (Germany), Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia), First They Killed my Father by

Alexander Skarsgård Likely For More Big Little Lies

HBO has announced that Big Little Lies will return for a seven-part second season, written by David E. Kelley based on a story devised by Liane Moriarty which continues on from her original book. The first season was met with huge critical acclaim and rewarded with eight Emmys earlier this year, including Outstanding Director for Jean-Marc Vallée, who will be succeeded by Andrea Arnold for season two, but will remain with the series as an executive producer. The second season will be