Scotland’s STV picks up Black Widows

A new television station about to launch in Scotland has acquired the rights to the Finnish drama Black Widows.

STV2 is set to launch on the 24th of April with a live daily magazine show, classic movies, acquired moves and the first integrated Scottish, UK and international news show, STV News Tonight.

Black Widows is a Finnish crime series that premiered in the Nordic region in 2016. In the series, three women are gathered at a cabin with their three colleagues husbands when they watch the men blow up in the boat while out fishing. A policeman investigates the widows, who have to try to explain what happened. The series was created by Mikko Pöllä and stars Cecilia ForssBeate BilleSynnøve Macody LundPeter Stormare and Johannes Kuhnke.

Season two started on Finnish television on the 13th of April 2017. Season one currently holds a 6.4/10 on IMDb.


You can learn more about STV2 and their programming on C21. 

Here’s a trailer for season one (Swedish subs)


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.