It seems international co-productions set in the far north will become the new trend in ‘Nordic Noir’, with the French/Swedish Midnight Sun finding huge success around the world and now the Finnish/German Arctic Circle in the works.
Arctic Circle follows Finnish police officer Nina Kautsalo who investigates a serial murder case with Thomas Lorenz, a German virologist working in Helsinki. The two find themselves in the middle of an unusual criminal investigation, which ends up forcing them to act outside the law.
The series will be directed by German-based Hannu Salonen and produced by Yellow Film & TV’s Olli Haikka in co-production with the German mini-major Bavaria Fernsehproduktion.
The series will be shot in the Finnish Lapland at the end of the year, achieving the dark and wintery atmosphere needed in a good Nordic Noir series.