Danish hostage series postponed after Stockholm terrorist attack

The Danish television drama Below the Surface (original title: Gidseltagningen) has been postponed on DPlay in Norway following the terrorist attack in Stockholm on the 7th of April 2017.

The series is about the hijacking of a Copenhagen subway carriage where three armed terrorists kidnap the fifteen passengers on board. The series then follows the hostage situation over eight days where the government refuses to pay the ransom, and how the media shapes the events.

Below the Surface is created by Kasper Barfoed and based on an idea by Adam Price (Borgen) and Søren Sveistrup (The Killing). It stars Johannes Lassen and Paprika Steen.

The series was set to premiere on DPlay in Norway on the 9th of April. Hanne McBride, Media Manager for Discovery Networks Norway, told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet: “I’m not sure when it will air. We are waiting to see what happens in Stockholm. This was supposed to be our Easter focus on DPlay. It might yet go ahead, but if so it will be later in the Easter holidays.”


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.