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

Premieres Confirmed For New Beck Films in 2018

Peter Haber returns as Martin Beck on New Year's Day for the first of four brand new Beck films, which will premiere on C More throughout Spring 2018. As the new films begin, Beck is still adjusting to the idea of a quiet retirement. Peter Haber previously teased: "He returns as a kind of consultant. He will not be in the same position he was before – that is to say leading a police squad. Orders will be shared out. He

Shudder Sets Premieres For Black Lake & Jordskott

AMC-backed subscription streaming service Shudder has set premiere dates for Black Lake and Jordskott season two. In Black Lake, a remote and neglected hotel has been closed for years when Johan invites his friends to stay there. He dreams of restoring it to former glories, but what begins as a research trip soon takes a sinister turn. It premieres on December 21st in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. In season two of Jordskott, two years have passed and Eva

Norway’s Rekyl Crime Drama Inspired By Real Events

Norway's TV3 has announced that new thriller Rekyl, inspired by real events in the Oslo criminal underworld, will form part of its Spring 2018 line-up. Inspired by the 2004 NOKAS robbery and the 2013 Cappelen money laundering case, Rekyl follows a gang of criminals who believe that the police took off with the money and drugs haul from a raid which left one of the gang dead and the rest behind bars. Upon his release, Robin (Odin Waage) tries to become

International Cast Set To Thrill On Viaplay’s Rig 45

MTG Studios has announced Rig 45, a new thriller for Viaplay directed by Per Hanefjord (Black Widows) which stars an ensemble cast of Nordic and international talent led by Catherine Walker (Versailles) and Gary Lewis (Outlander). Two days before Christmas, Andrea (Catherine Walker) is sent by Benthos Oil to investigate a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, Andrea starts to suspect something is very wrong... Then a hurricane slams into