Experience Icelandic Noir on BBCFour this weekend!
Storm Imogen may have relented in the UK but this Icelandic blizzard promises to blow us away. The eagerly anticipated brand new series Trapped begins its 10-episode reign of crime in the hazardous climes of Nordic Noir this Saturday from 9pm on BBCFour.
As overwhelming as the storm on our screens will be, viewers can look forward to becoming engulfed in another double-bill of episodes to sink our teeth into from the get-go. In the first episode, a shocking precursor to the cataclysmic events about to unfold are uncovered when the decapitated body of a man is found in a fjord. The quiet coastal town is thrown into chaos with the suspicious arrival of a Danish ferry, sparking an investigation to find the killer. However, an ominous blizzard consumes the fishing village, plunging the police, residents, passengers and crew into pandemonium with the murderer on the loose.
With only moments to catch your breath, the second episode continues with the frosty tension and suspense! The police are cut off from receiving any kind of assistance from the capital in Reykjavik until the storm subsides. Chief of Police Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and his colleagues, including deputy Hinrika (Ilmur Kristjansdottir), must persevere to solve the mystery after a suspect is arrested and the corpse is examined. All the while, Captain Carlsen (Bjarne Henriksen) stands in Andri’s way of finding out the truth behind the ship’s sudden appearance.
If you are a fan of Ragnar Jónasson’s ‘Dark Iceland’ thrillers in crime fiction – Snow Blind and the second chapter of the chilling saga Night Blind – you may already have a taste for what is to come from this latest series to unleash the formidable new Scandi setting for Nordic Noir TV.
Trapped begins Saturday 13th February on BBCFour, with two back-to-back episodes starting from 9pm!