Netflix picks up Finland’s Bordertown

The Finnish crime series Bordertown has been acquired by Netflix UK.

The series, created by Miikko Oikkonen, follows Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen, who is one of the most respected officers at the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland. When his wife barely survives brain cancer, Sorjonen decides to take his family to an idyllic small town near the border of Russia, to live a quiet peaceful life. But how peaceful is life on the border between two worlds? Judging the nature of the show and the relationship between Finland and Russia, not too peaceful.

The 11-part series will stream on Netflix from the 31st of March.

You can read our interview with one of the directors, Juuso Syrjä, here. 


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.