Arctic Circle (TV series)
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|Directed by||Hannu Salonen|
|Country of origin|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Picture format||2.20:1 (1080i50)|
|Original release||Christmas 2018|
Arctic Circle (Finnish: Ivalo) is Finnish-German crime drama, which will premiere on Finnish streaming service Elisa Viihde in Christmas 2018 and later on Yle. The series stars Iina Kuustonen, Maximilian Brückner, Pihla Viitala, Clemens Schick and Susanna Haavisto.
Arctic Circle is the first co-production between Finland’s Yellow Film & TV and Germany’s Bavaria Film, picked up for world distribution by Paris-based Lagardère Studios. The series is created by Yellow Film & TV CEO Olli Haikka and Head of Drama Petja Peltomaa with Joona Tena who shares the writing credit with Iceland’s experienced Jón Atli Jónasson. Arctic Circle is direct by Finnish born Germany based Hannu Salonen.
Set in icy Finnish Lapland, Finnish police officer Nina Kautsalo (Iina Kuustonen) finds a nearly dead prostitute in a cabin in the wilderness. The case takes a surprise turn when a deadly virus is found in the prostitute's body. Nina and German virologist Thomas Lorenz (Maximilian Brückner) start investigating the case.
- Iina Kuustonen as Nina Kautsalo
- Maximilian Brückner as Thomas Lorenz
- Pihla Viitala as Marita Kautsalo
- Jari Virman as Raunola
- Clemens Schick as Marcus Eiben
- Joi Johansson as Jens Mathiesen
- Susanna Haavisto as Elina Kautsalo
- Inka Kallén as Sari Nikander
- Janne Kataja as Niilo Aikio
- Kari Ketonen as Jaakko Stenius
- Mikko Leppilampi as Esko Kangasniemi
- Taneli Mäkelä as Reino Ylikorpi
- Maria Ylipää as Gunilla Lorenz
- Kari Hietalahti as Hamari
- Kristo Salminen as Reidar Hamari
- Alina Tomnikov as Lana
- Pham, Annika (3 April 2017). "Yellow Film & TV and Bavaria prepare for Arctic Circle". Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
- White, Peter (7 November 2017). "'War Horse' Star Maximilian Brückner & 'Casino Royale's Clemens Schick To Front Euro Drama Series". Deadline. Retrieved 19 January 2019.