The Swedish thriller set in the furthest outpost beyond the Arctic Circle REBECKA MARTINSSON: ARCTIC MURDERS returns for its second season. Based on an award-winning series of books by Åsa Larsson, this Nordic Noir is the compelling and 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.
Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders has received critical acclaim in Sweden and internationally. 2017 saw the show’s nomination for two awards at the prestigious Swedish Kristallen Awards. It was notably 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. In season 2 Rebecka Martinsson is played by Sascha Zacharias: Ida Engvoll played the part in season 1.
Here’s a trailer for season 2 from its US launch on Acorn earlier this year.
Season 2 (8 episodes) will premiere on More4 on Friday, 8 January and air weekly on that channel. The full series will be available on All4 immediately after Episode 1 airs on More4.