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Key Information

Duration
6 x 45’ or 3 x 90’
Year of production
2017
Country of origin
Iceland
Produced by
Sagafilm for Síminn (Iceland) and Viaplay (Sweden) with support from Media and Icelandic Film Centre
Categories
Scripted > Series > Crime
New Shows > Scripted Series

Language versions

Original
Icelandic

Synopsis

Sexy, stylish Icelandic crime drama starring Heida Reed (“Poldark”).

Heida Reed (“Poldark”) stars as quick-witted lawyer Stella Blómkvist, in this stylish neo-noir crime drama that’s as sexy as it is dangerous.

Stella Blómkvist is not your typical lawyer. Smart and ruthless, with a dark past, a fluid sexuality and a taste for whiskey and easy money, Stella takes on cases that always lead to danger; and the only thing she likes about rules is breaking them, or using them to break her opponents.
Her moral flexibility and sympathy for the underdog ensures that she is always the right person in the wrong place at the worst possible time.

Her investigations in Season One include the murder of young woman Halla, an assistant to the Prime Minister of Iceland. When Stella has to represent Sæmi, who was found standing over the body covered in blood, everyone is convinced it’s an open-and-shut case.

But the more she investigates, the murkier it all becomes. Secrets are uncovered that powerful people want to keep hidden, and before it’s over, a seedy trail of sex, murder and blackmail leads Stella into a twisted maze of ruthless corruption at the very heart of government itself.

Based on the best-selling crime novels, “Stella Blómkvist” stars Heida Reed (“Poldark”, “Silent Witness”), and is directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson (“Trapped”, “Black’s Game”).

Additional Information

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Cast & Crew

Director
Óskar Thór Axelsson
Key talent(s)
Heida Reed, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir
Producer(s)
Sagafilm for Síminn (Iceland) and Viaplay (Sweden) with support from Media and Icelandic Film Centre
Writer(s)
Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir, Andri Ottarsson