Category Television

New Scottish TV Murder Mystery – Loch Ness

Nordic Noir fans does this sound like it might rock our boats? Loch Ness will introduce detective Annie Cathro and her family – husband Alan, a tour boat operator on the Loch and their only child Evie, who at 18, is about to leave home for Australia.  The Cathros are an ordinary loving family with […]

Bravo Dicte! – #Dicte Crime Reporter

Dicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) is Nordic Noir’s 21st century Jessica Fletcher in the sense that crime seems to be attracted to her and the show is ever so slightly formulaic.  She may also be the Nordic Noir fan’s version of Carrie Bradshaw. She has a great gang of girlfriends, she is driven in her job […]

Nina Beta Festival with Nordic Noir sessions, Today!

Today the Nina Beta Festival takes place in Warsaw today.  It is an annual celebration of audiovisual culture. Its first edition will be dedicated to digital storytelling, emerging narrative strategies and archives seen from a different, very personal point of view with some focus on Nordic Noir and TV. Some of the sessions are being streamed. […]

Jorn Lier Horst thriller series to be filmed!

Nordic Noir discovered today that Jorn Lier Horst has partnered with Cinenord and the Danish production company Good Company Films to bring Chief Inspector William Wisting to our screens. The series will be based on six of his novels. The man chosen for the job is behind both the British and Swedish versions of Wallander, the […]

Trapped: Sigurjón Kjartansson Interviewed

Originally posted on Euro But Not Trash:
Trapped’s head writer discusses the breakout hit Making history as the first Icelandic crime series to air in the UK, Trapped‘s complex web of murder, corruption, and intensely claustrophobic atmosphere instantly captivated Nordic Noir fans. Head writer Sigurjón Kjartansson kindly agreed to meet in a Reykjavik coffee shop…

#Occupied – New Norwegian political suspense thriller

Occupied is a 3 disc set which is released on Blu-ray and DVD today (Dazzler Media). It comes to us from the makers of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo films and Wallander , Yellow Bird,  and is based on an idea by Jo Nesbo.  It has recently been shown on Sky Arts and was […]

Stop Press! TV rights for Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland Series sold to UK production company

Nordic Noir just received this press release. Hopefully we will see more of Iceland on our TV screens: Orenda Books is delighted to announce that On the Corner, the UK production company responsible for the Academy Award-winning Amy, has acquired the TV rights for Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series. The deal was negotiated by Luke […]

Saturday Night Opposites #Trapped & #Stag

It struck us last night after episodes 7 & 8 of ‘Trapped ‘and episode 2 of ‘Stag’ how these shows were full of opposites.  ‘Trapped’ highlights the city and the country, the selfless and the selfish, the young and the old,  the familiar and the new. ‘Stag’ has the upper class compared to the middle […]

New show #Stag

You may remember last May we were quite excited because we were tweeting with Pilou Asbaek whilst he was filming right near NN HQ in Scotland.  Today we saw a trailer on TV for the new 3 part BBC series called Stag which is starting on February 27th at 9pm (BBC2). Set the recorders! You can […]

#Nordic News

It was exciting to read that the Gothenburg Film Festival will be highlighting television drama this year. You can read more about this here (Nordic focus) and here (German and Finnish focus).  Recently there has been a lot of talk of TV shows becoming more filmic so it is interesting to see film festivals include a focus […]