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Cast announced for Finnish/German TV series ARCTIC CIRCLE

Finland and Germany are teaming up for their first television series, which is called Arctic Circle, and we have the first details of the cast thanks to the Nordisk Film og TV Fond.

The series will star Iina Kuustonen [+], Maximilian Brückner, Clemens Schick and Pihla Viitala [+].

Arctic Circle is a crime series set in the Finnish Lapland, where we follow police officer Nina (Kuustonen) and German virologist Thomas Lorenz (Brückner) as they investigate a deadly virus discovered on the body of a nearly dead prostitute in an old cabin in the wilderness. The series adds an additional element to the story by having a pharmaceutical company involved, as they financed Lorenz’ work in the field of virology.

This is the first co-production between Finland’s Yellow Film & TV [+] and Germany’s Bavaria Fiction [+]. It has already been picked up for world distribution by Paris-based Lagardère Studios.

Arctic Circle will premiere exclusively on the Finnish streaming service Elisa Viihde next year before airing on YLE [+]. Shooting starts at the end of November.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.