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Swedish/French Nordic Noir ‘Midnight Sun’ heading to Australia

The Swedish/French thriller series Midnight Sun is set to premiere exclusively on Australia’s SBS On Demand from the 1st of December, meaning Aussies have the chance to see the series, which premiered in Sweden less than a month ago and had bigger audiences than The Bridge.

Directed by Marlind and Stein, the team behind The BridgeMidnight Sun stars French actress Leila Bekhti and Swedish actor Gustaf Hammarsten, and follows the investigation of the brutal murder of a French citizen in Kiruna, a small Swedish town in the Arctic Circle where the sun never sets. What ensues is the discovery of a ten-year-old conspiracy that no one could ever imagine.

 

Head of SBS On Demand, David Gwynne, said: “The international interest and response to this new thriller has been exceptional and we’re pleased to be able to add this to our growing library of premium content on SBS On Demand – available exclusively and for free.

“Australians have really embraced Scandinavian dramas, a genre SBS has been home to for almost 20 years. Most recently, we’ve had great success bringing premium Scandi-noir titles to Australians first on SBS On Demand, including Trapped and Modus.”

Midnight Sun will roll out on SBS On Demand throughout December – Episodes One and Two are available from Thursday 1 December, Three and Four from Tuesday 6 December, and the final four episodes available from Tuesday 13 December. The series broadcasts on SBS in early 2017.

 

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.