RVK Studios and RÚV have reached an agreement to cooperate in the production of a second season of the popular mystery TV series Trapped (Ófærð). The series has enjoyed popularity in Iceland and abroad and has been applauded by critics. It is estimated that over ten million people have watched the episodes, and they are still scheduled to be aired in many locations. The second season is expected to premiere on RÚV, the Icelandic national broadcaster, in the fall of 2018.
The first season of Trapped aired on RÚV last winter. It’s set in a East Iceland, where the discovery of a dismembered body in an otherwise peaceful town sets off a police investigation, hampered by a major winter storm. The series was widely viewed in Iceland, prompting weeks of speculation by fans regarding the identity of the murderer.
In France, about 5.7 million viewers watched the first episodes of Trapped, and on average, about 1.2 million watched the episodes on BBC 4 in the UK. The series premieres on ZDF in Germany this fall.
Director of the series, Baltasar Kormákur, who also heads RVK Studios, is very pleased with the agreement. He commented, “We’re very excited to bring together again this talented group to work on a second season of Trapped. You could perhaps say that the story is just beginning, because we are yet to get to know the protagonists much better and to follow them as they solve other complicated murder mysteries.”