Arrow Films is pleased to announce the Monday 1st April DVD release of the complete second season of the thrilling Icelandic crime drama Trapped. The series is currently being aired on BBC Four on Saturday evenings at 9pm.
In Trapped: Season Two, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson reprises his role as chief police inspector Andri, who investigates a complex and challenging murder case, alongside his investigating partners played by Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson.
Former local police chief, Andri Ólafsson has started a new life in Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik. As he tries to rebuild a shattered family at home, an attempt to assassinate a politician through self-immolation throws his work back into the deadly cat and mouse games he had been trying to escape.
Quickly learning that the attacker was the politician’s twin brother, his investigation leads him back to the same small town he had run from, and to his old partner. As he and Hinrika, now the town’s Sheriff, start putting the pieces together, they realise that the seeds of crime may have struck root higher up than they ever thought possible and as such the risk to them both, and their loved ones, has never been greater.
The much-anticipated return of Iceland’s highest-rated series ever is an exploration of psychological rather than physical entrapment, as Andri comes to realise that after confronting human nature’s icy depths in the first season, he has in fact barely scratched the surface.
In 2016, Season One received the highest budget invested into an Icelandic series and premiered to 1.2 million viewers on BBC Four. Over the past three years it has been watched by 10 million people in the UK, Germany, France and Scandinavia. In 2016, the Guardian newspaper hailed Trapped as “the sleeper hit of the winter.”
As with Season One, Trapped: Season Two is under the direction of acclaimed filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur who helmed 2015’s true-story epic Everest. High expectations have been met with glistening reviews of Season Two.
“Make Iceland Great Again! The return of Trapped, 2019’s most timely show.” – ⋆⋆⋆⋆ The Guardian
“Intelligent, glorious, and don’t watch it without gloves.” – The Observer
“A mix of Nordic noir and Agatha Christie” – The Guardian
“Primal and entirely Nordic.” – The Times
“Stunning scenic shots.” – TV Mag, The Sun
“Get settled in as a slow-burning but thrilling double bill gets things going.” – ⋆⋆⋆⋆ What’s On TV
“Thoroughly engaging and moreish.” – The Killing Times