Ulrich Thomsen To Lead First Faroese Noir Trom

Viaplay has announced that Ulrich Thomsen (Face To Face) will lead the first original drama production from the Faroe Islands, Trom, a six-part crime thriller based on the bestselling novels by local author Jógvan Isaksen.

Trom follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, who claims that she is his daughter and that her life is in danger. Reluctantly returning home to the Faroe Islands to investigate, Hannis discovers her body in the bloody waters of a whale hunt and his search for answers soon brings him into conflict with local DCI Karla Mohr (Maria Rich) as he uncovers a web of secrets in the close-knit community.

Ulrich Thomsen said: “For me personally it will be an amazing experience since I have never been to the Faroe Islands. I will also reunite with director Kasper Barfoed together with whom I did Summer Of ’92. Besides that, it will be a thrilling series which is politically very relevant right now… I am really excited to get started.”

Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “The first-ever Faroese drama series is a landmark in so many ways. Incredible creative talents, a murder mystery that weaves spiritual and folk-tale elements into a fascinating tapestry, and a uniquely bleak and beautiful Atlantic backdrop. We can’t wait to bring such a special show to Viaplay and finally put Faroese drama on the map.”

Trom, directed by Kasper Barfoed (Dicte) begins filming starts on the Faroe Islands this March and will premiere on Viaplay across the Nordic region in 2022.