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BBC names Icelandic crime drama Trapped one of the TV shows to watch in 2018

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  • Trapped The hit TV drama has been described as a "bleak sleeper hit". Photo/Trapped

According to the BBC, which has listed the top TV shows to watch out for in 2018. Trapped is the most popular crime drama to come out of Iceland, with more than 10 million viewers.The series were shown on TV in Scandinavia, the UK, France and Germany, as well as being available on Netflix. 

Trapped appears along with TV hits like Westworld, The Handmaid's Tale and Doctor Who:

"Bleak Icelandic sleeper hit Trapped (RÚV) will return in winter 2018. The crime drama, which follows the actions of police trying to solve a murder as a storm hits in a remote town, became the sleeper hit of 2016. The show will again be in the company of police officer Andri Ólafsson (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) and his colleagues, as they examine an even more complex and challenging murder case."

The shooting of the second season, which will include 10 episodes began in October and is still ongoing. The stars of the first season, including police detectives Andri, Hinrika and Ásgeir, played by Ólafur Darri, Ólafsson, Ilmur Kjartansson and Ingvar Sigurðsson will all return, but viewers are told to expect a cast of new characters as well as some new scenery.

Read more: British critics thrilled about Icelandic crime-drama Trapped, calling it “toe-tinglingly good”

The series are expected to air in the fall of 2018. Like the first season, the second season is filmed in Siglufjörður town, in the surrounding countryside as well as Reykjavík.

We know very little about the crime at the center of the story. However, Baltasar Kormákur, the director of the series, told the local newspaper Morgunblaðið in October that the theme of the second season would be similar to the first: People who were for some reason "trapped" in the small fishing village with no escape. Geology and geophysics will also play a role he revealed, although he was unwilling to reveal much more.

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