BBC Four has acquired the rights to a new Icelandic drama about a small town cut off from the outside world by a blizzard just as a gorged and mutilated body is discovered.
The 10-part drama, Trapped, is based on an idea from Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur, director of 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and the upcoming film Everest starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
Filming is now underway in Iceland with Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, True Detective) in the lead role.
Cassian Harrison, Editor, BBC Four said: “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, added: “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!”