Deadwind Nordic Noir To Launch On Netflix

Twelve-part Finnish crime thriller Deadwind (Karppi), directed by Rike Jokela, follows its successful run on Finland's YLE with an international launch 23rd August on Netflix. Detective Sofia Karppi (Pihla Viitala), who is trying to get over her husband’s death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, which triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life all over again. Struggling to be both the single mom her two grieving teenagers need and the brave detective she

Netflix Maniac Remake To Debut September

Netflix has announced that its ten-part adaptation of Maniac, the 2014 Norwegian series by Espen PA Lervåg and Håkon Bast Mossige, will debut 21st September. Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) directs. Maniac follows Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial for their own reasons. Annie is aimless and fixated on broken relationships while Owen struggles with a disputed case of schizophrenia. Along with ten other strangers they begin a three-day drug trial that

Walter Presents Farang & The Court UK Premieres

Foreign language streaming service Walter Presents has picked up the UK rights from Red Arrow Studios for Swedish thriller Farang and Icelandic legal drama The Court (Réttur), which serves as a prequel to Case. In Farang, which premieres on Channel 4 later this year, former criminal Rickard (Ola Rapace) is out of options and flees Sweden to start afresh in Thailand. Ten years later he still has a price on his head, but when his daughter Thyra (Louise Nyvall) comes looking

Skam Earns Place In Norway Cultural Archive

Kulturnytt reports that NRK youth drama Skam (Shame), which followed the everyday lives of students at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, will have two of its scripts archived in the Norwegian National Library in recognition of their cultural impact. The 2016 Gullruten winner has attracted a loyal global following since its premiere in 2015, and picked up a number of awards including the Peer Gynt Prize for showing Norway in a positive light abroad, and the LGBT Denmark Salmon Award