Trapped picked up by Netflix for Season 3
James R | On 14, Nov 2020
Trapped is coming back to our screens, with Netflix picking up the show for a third season.
Baltasar Kormákur’s acclaimed Icelandic crime drama, produced by RVK Studios, premiered on BBC Four in the UK, with two seasons airing on the Beeb and since heading to Amazon Prime Video as box sets. Now, Netflix has announced a new season is on the way.
Called Entrapped, it will once again star Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped, Eurovision), Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Trapped) and Danish actor Thomas Bo Larsen (Festen, Follow the Money) and pick up two years after the ending of the second season: the police duo Andri (Ólafsson) and Hinrika (Kristjánsdóttir) get drawn into a war in the remote highlands, where two rival groups fight over specific pieces of land, but for very different reasons. The neopagan and peaceful sect, The Extended Family, led by its founder and spiritual leader Oddur (Egill Ólafsson) has raised camp on the land, see the land as sacred and want to be close to their heathen Gods. A group of Icelandic bikers, led by an angry young man, Gunnar (Haraldur Stefánsson), also claim the „sacred site“. In order to take ownership of the land, he calls for backup and soon a group of Danish bikers arrive by ferry, led by the Danish leader, Hopper (Thomas Bo Larsen). The clash of the two groups leads to the death of a young man, Ivar (Auðunn Lúthersson). It turns out that Ivar was not unknown to Andri, so he feels obliged to join Hinrika in the North to investigate.
Kormákur says: “It is a great honour that Netflix wanted to take on the next chapter in the Trapped saga. Trapped is the most successful TV series in Iceland’s history and I am in no doubt that relaunching it as Entrapped with Netflix around the world will take it even further. The show will keep on tackling crimes in Iceland through its unique setting, bringing stories of our beloved main characters and their search for justice in a country deeply rooted in its traditions.”
Lina Bronéus, Director of Co-Productions and Acquisitions Netflix Northern Europe, added: “Trapped has gripped viewers across the globe and has shown that great stories can come from anywhere. We are thrilled to partner with Baltasar Kormákur and RVK studios again to co-produce a new season and give fans across the world the chance to dive back into the compelling world of Andri and Hinrika.”
Entrapped is written by Clive Bradley, Rannveig Jónsdóttir, Davíð Már Stefánsson and Sigurjón Kjartansson and produced by RVK Studios. It also co-produced by the Icelandic Broadcasting Service RÚV and ZDF from Germany. The project continues Kormákur’s relationship with Netflix, with the director already helming the series Katla for the streamer.
Production is now underway in Iceland, with a release date set for 2021.