Choose from a library of your Scandi favourites – available to download now!
It couldn’t be easier to sit back and watch the top Nordic Noir series, now available to buy on iTunes and to download from the BBC store! You can catch up on the latest episodes of Modus and rediscover the classics. Take a hygge moment for yourself – curl up this winter and stay in with your favourite Scandi detectives – from Kurt Wallander to Saga Norén – and explore more from Euro Noir with Gomorrah and the latest German period drama Ku’damm’56.
Here are some shows you can pick from:
The Killing Season 1
In the beginning of the iconic Nordic Noir series, detective Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl) is set to move and start a new life in Sweden. However, the murder of Nanna Birk Larsen unravels a multitude of insidious motives, including a plot tied to the upcoming Danish mayoral election. Just as Lund couldn’t resist solving the perplexing crime, you won’t want to miss out on seeing the ground-breaking first season all over again. Remember those Faroese threads?
The Killing Season 2
The murders of a lawyer discovered at a WWII memorial and a soldier from Afghanistan entice Lund back to the police force. When it seems that the deaths are perpetrated by a terrorist group, Lund digs deeper to find the truth with new partner Ulrik (Mikael Birkkjær). Meanwhile, Thomas Buch (Nicolas Bro) struggles in parliament as the new minister trying to pass a legislation against terrorism, with cut-throat right-wing opposition. Politics has never been deadlier.
Arne Dahl Season 1
The “A Unit” are recruited to join an elite, Black Ops team where they are tasked to solve some of the most high-profile crimes in Sweden’s thrilling take on the police procedural. Based on Jan ‘Arne Dahl’ Arnald’s crime fiction franchise, follow the squad in their first five feature-length episodes: Misterioso, Bad Blood, To the Top of the Mountain, Many Waters, and Europe Blues.
Arne Dahl Season 2
The ‘A Unit’ are back and stronger than ever. Having reformed and brought together under the new leadership of Kerstin Holm (Malin Arvidsson), new recruit Ida Jankowicz (Natalie Minnevik) strives to find her feet in the established posse. No longer part of the group, Paul Hjelm (Shanti Roney) adapts his personal and professional life in his new role in Internal Affairs. Enjoy five more action-packed films: A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Requiem, Hidden Numbers, Afterquake, and Eye in the Sky.
Wallander Episodes 1-13
Henning Mankell’s Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) has walked the beat of Skåne for many years. However, the distinguished Swedish detective that loves listening to opera is not ready for retirement just yet. When his daughter Linda joins the force, Wallander has more than investigations to contemplate.
Plus, there are some top trilogies to choose from:
The Bridge The Complete Series (seasons 1-3)
Remember that icy opening when we first met Saga Norén, Länskrim, Malmö? After three seasons, we have gotten to know and appreciate her quirks. Get reacquainted with Saga (Sofia Helin) from her pivotal partnership with Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia) to making a new friend and ally in Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt).
Borgen The Complete Series (seasons 1-3)
International star Sidse Babett Knudsen rose to power on our screens as Birgitte Nyborg. Starting out in the Moderate Party, the series follows Birgitte as she must sacrifice her family life in order to become the first female Prime Minister. However, wanting to lead the country she is so devoted to is no easy feat, especially with the ever-present media spotlight on her every move.
And on the Euro Noir playlist…
Gomorrah Season 1
Based on the book by Roberto Saviano and Matteo Garrone’s Grand Jury Prize-winning film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, Gomorrah follows a group of gangsters in Naples. The visceral drama focuses on the inner-workings of the criminal organisation, the struggles of power and influence that corrupt the infamous Italian families.
Gomorrah Season 2
Ciro Di Marzio (D’Amore); the young, right-hand man of Don Pietro Savastano (Cerlino) has risen in the ranks of the clan and is leading an alliance to take control of the city. Don Pietro and his son Genny Savastano (Esposito) find that the young prodigy is now a force to be reckoned with.
Witnesses Season 1
In the picturesque coastal village of Le Tréport near Normandy, a serial killer is on the loose. Detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) is teamed up with retired Chief of Police Paul Maisonneuve (Thierry Lhermitte) to investigate a series of murders that transform show homes into gruesome crime scenes.
From the producers of Deutschland ’83 and Generation War, Ku’damm ’56, post-World War II Berlin is the setting for this period of revolution. Rock ‘n’ roll is captivating the hearts and minds of young women seeking to define their own gender identity in this coming-of-new-age drama.
Enjoy downloading your new Nordic Noir library for even more Christmas chills to look forward to!