Next week SBS premiered Icelandic thriller Trapped, which has been available at SBS On Demand since May.
The 10 part series begins with a double episode, reminiscent of an Agatha Christie locked room murder, and is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).
Set in a small Icelandic town in a deep fjord in the east, Trapped follows the story of town sheriff Andri Ólafsson (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) as a ferry approaches the town and a dead body is discovered on the shore. Without a head, limbs and legs, this is an unrecognisable torso.
Meanwhile the weather is getting worse. To be able to leave town, the residents have to drive over a heath. It’s now impassable because the snow is closing off the town from the rest of the world. As sheriff Ólafsson is waiting for the forensics to arrive from the city, he has come to the conclusion this was murder, a recent one – and the killer is most likely either on the ferry or someone still in town – someone trapped.
Episode One: (9.35pm)
A dismembered body is found in a fjord just outside a small Icelandic town. Simultaneously, all roads in and out are closed by a severe storm. With the forensics team from the city unable to reach them, it’s up to local Police Chief Andri Ólafsson and two of his officers to investigate the murder.
Episode Two: (10.35pm)
At the Police Station, Lithuanian Jonas Malakauskas has been arrested and spends the night in the cell. Meanwhile, someone is posting photos of the mutilated body on social media sites.
9:35pm Wednesday November 30 on SBS.