Icelandic noir is back with TRAPPED returning for a second season

It seems it’s never just the one crime in these remote villages, with popular Icelandic series Trapped returning for a second season.

Created by Iceland’s golden boy Baltasar Kormakur, Trapped is the first high-end television drama to come from Iceland and focuses on the grisly murder in a small Icelandic fishing village. In the first season, a blizzard hit just as a murder happened, and everyone in the town was trapped – including the police officer investigating the killing and, likely, the murderer as well.

Season two will follow similar ideas with the same characters as they examine an even more complex and challenging murder case.

The series is produced by RVK Studios, which has just released Kormakur’s feature drama The Oath. The cast of the show, including Olafur Darri Olafsson, Bjarne Henriksen, Ingvar E. Sigurosson, Ilmur Kristjansdottir, Nina Dogg Filippusdottir and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, will return for the second season.

Sadly we’ll have to wait a while, with the season not due for release until 2018, but Iceland’s broadcaster RUV has renewed the series for another 10-episode run.

The series was particular big in the UK, with 1.2 million Brits tuning in to watch the crime. 5.7 French people also tuned in on France 2, and the series is about to debut on Germany’s ZDF this fall.

But will the blizzard return? Can a town be cut off twice? What about those crazy Danes? Where do you think they should take season two?



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.