Rebecka Martinsson Arctic Murders returns for Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 08, Jan 2021
Rebecka Martinsson is returning to our screens this January for a second run of Arctic Murders.
The Swedish thriller set in the furthest outpost beyond the Arctic Circle first arrived on TV back in 2019, thanks to All 4’s streaming service Walter Presents. The series is based on an award-winning series of books by Åsa Larsson and charts the dark story of a woman’s complex relationship with her hometown.
Prosecutor Rebecka has returned to her roots in Kiruna to attend the funeral of the priest that confirmed her. She didn’t plan on staying for long but now several years have passed and her anxieties about truly fitting in and whether she made the right choice have worsened. As a distraction she throws herself head-first into work to solve gruesome crimes in the area.
Directed by Fredrik Edfeldt, the show was nominated for two awards at the prestigious Swedish Kristallen Awards in 2017. Now, with Season 1 still available on Walter Presents, Season 2 begins tonight at 9pm on More4, kicking off a string of weekly broadcasts. All eight episodes will also be available on-demand through Walter Presents after the first episode’s broadcast.
Walter Presents to solve Arctic Murders this January
13th January 2018
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.