Fortitude – coming in January

The trailer for Sky’s Nordic Noir crime drama Fortitude has started airing and it has been announced that the show will be on Sky Atlantic in January.

The cast is stellar, led by Christopher Ecclestone and Sofie Grabol with support from Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon and the locations and production look like they are stunning. It seems like it will be a quality programme and definitely intriguing. I do worry that the bizarre and confusing mixture of local language and and English might grate (Kenneth Branagh’s Wallander still makes no sense in that regard) but I’m looking forward to this highlight among the darkness post-Christmas.

More at the Sky website: http://www.sky.com/tv/show/fortitude

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Fortitude

I’ve just read that Sky Atlantic is carrying on with its Nordic Noir inspired programming and is making a murder mystery set within the Arctic Circle region of Iceland, which will be called Fortitude.

Sofie Grabol as Sarah Lund in The Killing

The cast will include The Killing‘s Sofie Gråbøl as a politician, alongside Christopher Ecclestone, Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci and other impressive names.

I am interested to see how Sky will make the programme set in Iceland with no Icelandic cast members…or perhaps they just haven’t been announced yet. In any case I hope it makes slightly more sense than the BBC’s version of Wallander (I just couldn’t get past the weird language situation, give me subtitles any day!) and I am very curious. And will Sofie get another iconic jumper to add to her wardrobe?

Read the Radio Times story here: Christopher Eccleston, Sofie Grabol and Michael Gambon cast in Sky’s Arctic Circle drama Fortitude

The production company Tiger Aspect has more details of the plot and describes the 13 x 1 hour episode series as ‘Sky’s most ambitious drama to date’. Fortitude at Tiger Aspect

Are you looking forward to Fortitude? What do you make of UK versions of Scandi crime thrillers?


Nordic directory now live!

You can now check out my list of Nordic shops in the UK at the ‘Nordic directory’

Nordic directory

For a little while now I have been thinking about compiling a list of all those Nordic retailers and Scandinavian suppliers available in Britain. After some thinking and googling I have made a start and hope you find it useful.

Have a look now and discover some Scandinavian products available in the UK! If you notice some obvious omissions or have some great Nordic retail tips, let me know in the comments.