First Look At Kormákur’s Trapped

A trailer for the new TV series Trapped (Ófærð), directed by Baltasar Kormákur, has been unveiled. The show is the most expensive Icelandic TV drama ever produced with a budget of around $7.5m and will be shown in all of Scandinavia, Britain, Germany and the US. The 10 part series directed by Baltasar Kormakur is set in a small Icelandic town where a mutilated body is found in the bay shortly after a Danish ferry comes into port. Reasoning that

UK Noir Marcella Starts Filming Next Month

Creator of The Bridge, Hans Rosenfeldt, has co-created an eight-part series entitled Marcella for ITV in the UK along with Nicola Larder who worked as Development Executive on the British-French series The Tunnel (adapted from The Bridge). Set in contemporary London, Marcella aims to bring Scandinavian noir to the streets of Britain, with Anna Friel named as the titular character, and Florence Pugh to play the role of Cara. Returning to the Met’s Murder Squad after a 12-year career break, Marcella is

The Bridge Premiere Draws 3.3m In Scandinavia

The opening episode of the The Bridge Season 3 had a stronger opening than the previous season with viewers across Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland bringing a total of 3.3m as opposed to 3m for Season 2. “We are absolutely thrilled by the results, said co-producer Anders Landström, in an interview with Nordisk Film & TV Fond. “We were hoping to match the numbers of Season 2, although less people watch linear TV today than two years ago. But we’ve done

Walter Presents To Move Into Commissioning

The new Channel 4 venture Walter Presents will launch in January 2016 with around 140 hours of foreign-language programming and intends to grow that to 1,000 hours within three years. An agreement with Fremantle means that this will include several Nordic dramas, of which two have already been announced. The service, which was previously announced with the working title 4 World Drama and is being launched through a partnership between Global Series Network (GSN) and Channel 4, will be exclusively

Walter Presents Picks Up Two Nordic Dramas

The new Channel 4 venture, Walter Presents, which launches in January in the UK, has struck a deal with Fremantle which includes several Nordic dramas. The first two to air will be Danish procedural Dicte and Norwegian drama Acquitted (Frikjent). Dicte is a 20 part Danish procedural that follows recently divorced crime reporter Dicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) as she returns to the small town of Aarhus with her daughter. As she begins to rebuild her life, she starts to work on