Walter Presents will be spending the cold January nights solving Arctic Murders this month, with a new thriller from Sweden’s further outpost.
Based on an award-winning run of books by Åsa Larsson, Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders will follow the eponymous lawyer as she is drawn back to her hometown as a string of brutal murders take place.
The dark, brutal Nordic noir sees Martinsson return home, despite remarkable success at one of Stockholm’s most prestigious law firms and a stable relationship. Her reluctant return is due to the sudden death of a dear childhood friend. As questions and other murder cases continue to surface, she is increasingly drawn into the pursuit of what appears to be the same killer. Meanwhile, Rebecka must face the terrible trauma that once forced her to abandon her hometown and weigh up where her she truly belongs – in the security of Stockholm’s metropolis or in the wild forests and harsh winters of her childhood?
The show has received critical acclaim at home and abroad, earning two nominations at the Swedish Kristallen Awards in the Best Drama and Best Actress (for Ida Engvoll) categories. In addition to a talented cast, Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders is directed by Fredrik Edfeldt, who has won an extensive roster of accolades across his career, including Best Debut Film at the Berlin Film Festival and Best Director at the Athens International Film Festival.
The full series will be broadcast on More4, starting on Friday 19th January at 9pm. Episodes will then be available to catch up with on Walter Presents.
For more on what’s coming soon to Walter Presents, see our TV guide here.