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.
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.
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.