The eagerly anticipated nightmare is about to begin for UK audiences
The new Nordic Noir from Iceland will be airing on BBCFour to follow on from last year’s impressive selection of Scandi crime Saturday shows, including the fifth season of Beck, Arne Dahl season two and The Bridge III. English-language audiences have already been treated to an advanced screening of Trapped, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2015. Outside of its native land, Norway is the only other Nordic country to have broadcasted the series to date.
Trapped is set in a rural coastal town nestled within a vast and spectacular fjord and its peaceful existence is about to be shattered. Before the residents secure their homes to prepare for an almighty storm, the arrival of a Danish ferry and the grisly discovery of a severed corpse in the harbour proves there is more to fear than the wrath of Mother Nature. Chief of Police Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) sets his sights on the mysterious vessel to uncover the truth as the body count starts to rise.
Trapped continues to induce a frenzy of curiosity due to the series being the first television programme from Iceland to be aired in the US. In addition to this, Trapped has reportedly received the highest budget invested into an Icelandic series and is under the direction of cinematic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur (Everest, 2015). Therefore, the expectations are high and the trailer only increases our Nordic Noir fervour with a teasing glimpse at what we can expect.
Watch the chilling BBCFour trailer here:
Trapped is set to captivate us mid to late February on BBC Four