BBC Four has acquired highly anticipated crime series Trom from REinvent International Sales.
The six-part show based on Jógvan Isaksen crime novels and filmed in the Faroe Isles, follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, his estranged daughter, claiming that her life is in danger.
Hannis reluctantly returns home to the Faroes to investigate, and discovers Sonja’s body in the bloody waters of a whale hunt. His search for answers soon brings him into conflict with the local police and uncovers a web of secrets within the close-knit community.
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: “The Faroe Islands are a fascinating setting for a crime drama and we are truly delighted to be the UK home of the first ever Faroese original drama series - it will be a totally unique experience for BBC viewers”.
Helene Aurø, Sales & Marketing Director ar REinvent International Sales, says: "We are thrilled and proud that the BBC has come onboard TROM. BBC has broadcast some of the best Nordic series ever produced in the past and we hope TROM will be a success as well. We are really looking forward to presenting this series to the UK audience."
The series is created by Torfinnur Jákupsson and co-written with Donna Sharpe (West Of Liberty) and stars Ulrich Thomsen (The New Pope), Maria Rich (Follow The Money) and Olaf Johannessen (The Exception).