Dark Nordic Dramas To Hunker Down To This Season
If chilling crime series are your telly obsession, you're in for a treat. From classic Danish dramas like The Killing to the latest moody murder mysteries of 2015, we count down the best Nordic creations to binge watch right now...
1. 30 Degrees in February
Okay okay, we know Thailand isn't your typical setting for an amazing new Swedish drama, right? Wrong my friend. Sky Arts 1's amazing new drama may play out in warmer climes than the traditional chilly Nordic setting, but it's just as enthralling. Follow the lives of three very different characters, including an abused wife, a single-mother and an engineer, who dream of a better life in an exotic paradise. However, be prepared when their past catches up with each of them...
Set in the stunning landscape of the Arctic Circle, Sky Atlantic's new TV series Fortitude follows a close-knit community dealing with a mysterious death which unearths the town's deepest, darkest secret. This nail-biting 12 hour thriller stars Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Christopher Eccleston and Sofie Grabol. Set your Sky Reminder right now so you don't miss a minute!
The people of Belgium are in serious risk in BBC4s thrilling drama, when a deadly contagious virus breaks out and the city has to be shut off to prevent it spreading further afield. The Antwerp government have no choice but to seal off the centre and segregate the people who might be affected… bringing out different sides of those inside.
4. The Bridge
Danish detective Martin Rohde and Swedish detective Saga Norén must work together after a murdered body is found on Oresund Bridge, which borders Sweden and Denmark, in a bid to find the killer. But what they discover - two separate bodies stitched together - takes a harrowing turn as they embark on a chase for a dangerous serial madman.
5. The Killing
Scandinavian detective drama The Killing will have you on the edge of your seat from episode one. The crime series follows Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team who work on a handful of chilling murders cases that will have you guessing and second-guessing your every thought.
Yet another Danish masterpiece, Bafta winner Borgen tells the struggles, successes and sacrifices of charismatic politician Birgitte Nyborg who becomes the first female Prime Minister of Denmark. It may leave murder somewhat at the door as there are no detectives in sight, but the political power play is just as engaging.
Murder mystery Mammon follows investigative journalist Peter Verås on a dark and daring journey to justice as he discovers a bundle of secret crimes committed by the Norweigan government. There are more twists and turns in this series than a helter skelter so prepared to watch every minute in shock.
8. The Legacy
From the makers of The Killing & Borgen comes Danish drama The Legacy so you know it's bound to be good! It follows the aftermath of international artist Veronika Grønnegaard's death by tracking the lies, secrets and lives of her four children that are trying to come to terms with the consequences of their past.
Based on the best-selling series by Henning Mankell, this crime drama follows Swedish detective Kurt Wallander's story as he spends his career and personal life solving dark and grisly crimes, from child murders to missing friends.