Hidden: First Born Begins Filming In Budapest

Filming has begun in Budapest for Viaplay's eight part drama Hidden: First Born (Hidden: Förstfödd), based on the novel by Filip Alexanderson, which stars August Wittgenstein (The Crown) and Izabella Scorupco (Goldeneye) in a tale of dark secrets and supernatural forces. Law student Jonas (August Wittgenstein) is involved in a serious accident and from that moment on his life is turned upside down. It becomes clear that he is being hunted and is forced to escape into the shadows of

AMC Networks Strikes Deal With Iceland Prisoners

Icelandic drama Prisoners (Fangar) has revealed on its Facebook page that a deal was struck with AMC Networks at Berlinale to bring the show to North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand via its Shudder and Sundance Now streaming services. Prisoners, which won a record ten Edda Awards on Sunday, follows a woman whose life is turned upside down when she is incarcerated for a vicious assault that leaves her father in a coma. However, she harbours a dark secret that could

Prisoners & Under The Tree Sweep Edda Awards

At the Reykjavik Hilton on Sunday, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented the 19th Edda Awards, which were dominated by hit drama Prisoners (Fangar) with ten wins, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) with seven. Among its accolades, Prisoners was named Best Drama and Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir was presented with Best Supporting Actress. However, the most moving moment of the evening came in Pétur Ben's acceptance speech for Best Original Score, during which his remembrance of

Martin Beck’s Successor Revealed In Latest Film

Rhe latest Beck film, which premieres 3rd March on C More, introduces Jennie Silfverhjelm (All Inclusive) as Martin Beck's (Peter Haber) successor, Alexandra 'Alex' Beijer. Alex first appeared in Your Own Blood (Ditt eget blod) in January, where she met Steinar Hovland (Kristofer Hivju) in Jordan whilst working for Interpol. The chemistry between them was immediately clear, but their next meeting was in competition for Martin Beck's old job... On 3rd March, Alex makes her entrance as the new head of Beck's

Viaplay Picks Up Rights To High Octane Fury Thriller

Premium streaming service Viaplay has picked up Nordic rights to eight-part thriller Fury, about Europe’s struggle for identity and the forces that want to tear it apart. Roar Uthaug (Tomb Raider) will direct. In Fury, written by International Emmy winner Gjermund S. Eriksen (Mammon) and Helena Nielsen (Black Widows), a cop blows the cover of a police officer who has infiltrated a right-wing movement in Norway. Together, they must track down a European network of right-wing extremists and thwart an impending