Icelandic crime drama The Flatey Enigma coming in 2018

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And the Nordic Noirs just keep on coming. Good. We haven’t seen too much out of Iceland since Trapped and Case, although series two of Trapped – the winner of our Crime Drama Of The Year last year – is filming at the moment. Now news reaches us of a new crime drama show, co-produced by Sagafilms and Reykjavik Films, which should be with us next year. Here’s hoping…

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Series four of The Bridge to be broadcast on BBC Two in the UK

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We’re all counting down the days until series four of The Bridge hits our screens, but there was one question that was lingering: would the series be broadcast in line with the rest of Europe on 1st January, and, with series six of Spiral waiting in the wings, which one would come first on BBC Four? The channel has been home to The Bridge for its previous three series, but not anymore: series four of The Bridge has been bumped up to BBC Two.

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Jørn Lier Horst’s Wisting turned into TV series

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Jørn Lier Horst is a Norwegian author (and former member of the Norwegian police) who has written almost two dozen crime novels, 11 of which feature Police Inspector William Wisting. News reaches us that Horst’s internationally bestselling series about Wisting will be turned into a major Norwegian drama series, and shooting will commence in mid-January.

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Jørn Lier Horst’s Chief Inspector Wisting novels to be adapted for television

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51mc0Ct8JpL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_We all know there’s an insatiable desire for more and more Scandinavian crime drama, and while reading Scandilous yesterday, it seems another police character from the region’s crime fiction canon is soon to become a television character. This time it’s Norwegian writer Jørn Lier Horst and his character Chief Inspector Wisting that is in line to get the TV treatment.

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First Look: Modus series 2

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Last year;s first series of Modus was… well, you can read the reviews to what we thought about it (here). But the news that series two of the Swedish crime drama had drafted in big names like Kim Cattrall, Greg Wise and Bill Campbell but us all sit up and take notice. The series is set to start in Sweden next Thursday (2nd November) on CMore, and materials have been released ahead of its transmission.

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BBC Four confirms series two of I Know Who You Are transmission date

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There was mild-to-medium consternation when BBC Four decided to not show the second part – series? – of the sensational Spanish crime drama, I Know Who You Are. Although the series was commissioned as a two-part series in its native Spain, it was shown as one, long 16-part series. Instead, the BBC decided to break it up into its originally-intended two series, which many fumed about – it was such a twisty-turny, explosive, 100-miles-per-hour story that many felt that momentum had been lost with the abrupt ending after 10 episodes. But now it’s back, and we now know when the final six episodes will air.

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Series two of Trapped begins shooting in Siglufjörður

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Today we bought more news of series four of The Bridge, and now news reaches us of another Nordic heavyweight – Trapped. The Icelandic series won The Killing Times Best Crime Drama Of 2016 with a stunning debut season. We’ve been waiting patiently for news of series two, and now we have some – series two has started filming in northern Iceland.

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