Iben Hjejle To Star In Netflix Nordic Debut The Rain

Netflix has announced that Iben Hjejle (Dicte) and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Legacy) will star in its first original Scandinavian drama, The Rain, which began filming on Monday. The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte), and is set in a post apocalyptic Copenhagen ten years after a biological catastrophe has wiped out most of Scandinavia's population. Two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Guided only by their father's

Dragon Tattoo Star Michael Nyqvist Has Died Aged 56

Michael Nyqvist, star of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, died on Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 56. A representative released a statement which read: "It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer." "Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma

Aksel Hennie Awarded Nymphe d’Or For Best Actor

On Tuesday, the 57th Festival de Télévision in Monte-Carlo awarded the Nymphe d’Or for Best Actor to Aksel Hennie for his role in Nobel, against stiff competition from Gustaf Hammarsten (Midnight Sun), Jude Law (The Young Pope), and Rufus Sewell (Victoria). Nobel follows Lieutenant Erling Riiser (Aksel Hennie) from the Armed Forces Special Commando Unit who heads home to Norway after a long tour in Afghanistan. He soon becomes a pawn in an international game of politics, and as the stakes

Rolf Lassgård Returns As Erik Bäckström In The Hunters

C More has announced new six-part crime thriller The Hunters, a spin-off from hit feature films The Hunters (Jägarna) and False Trail (Jägarna II), about a small community in Northern Sweden where crime and corruption are rife. In the first film, police officer Erik Bäckström (Rolf Lassgård) returns to his home town where he sets about solving a case concerning the slaughter of reindeer. However, his quest for truth and justice sets him on a collision course with both the locals

Finland’s YLE To Produce Chilean Military Coup Thriller

Variety reports that Finnish broadcaster YLE and Santiago de Chile’s Parox are to co-produce six-part political thriller Invisible Heroes, written by Tarja Kylma and Manuela Infante Guell, set during Chile’s 1973 military coup. The story follows Finnish diplomat Tapani who works in secret, not only from the Chilean military junta, but also from the media and the Finnish government, which proclaims a neutral and passive political position. Tapani risks his career and his family’s safety by hiding refugees at home as General