BBC4 acquires Icelandic drama Trapped

BBC4 to air new murder mystery

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BBC Four has acquired 10-part Icelandic drama Trapped.

Set in a small town on the edge of Iceland, and starring Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, True Detective) in the lead role, Trapped follows the murder of an unidentified man near an Icelandic fjord, which is cut off from the outside world after a powerful blizzard. No way in, no way out.

Cassian Harrison, Editor, BBC Four says: “BBC Four leads the way with international drama, drawn from a broad range of different countries, and I’m very pleased to be bringing this compelling, atmospheric thriller – our first from Iceland – to the channel.”

Sue Deeks, BBC Head of Programme Acquisition, adds: “A truly gripping storyline, stunning Icelandic setting and renowned feature film director Baltasar Kormákur (Everest) was a combination impossible to resist. Trapped will be our first Icelandic drama series and I am certain that BBC Four viewers are in for an absolute treat!”

Trapped is based on an idea from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, (2 Guns, Everest) and also stars Bjarne Henriksen (Borgen), Ingvar E Sigurðsson (Everest), Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Virgin Mountain), Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir (The Sea) and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude).

Trapped is made by RVK Studios. The series is written by Sigurjón Kjartansson and Clive Bradley. It is executive produced by Dynamic Television’s Dan March and Klaus Zimmermann.

Trapped is being filmed in Iceland.