Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered a second season of the Icelandic noir drama Stella Blómkvist, based on the best-selling novels of the same name.
Already in production in Iceland with Heida Reed (Poldark) reprising her title role from season one, season two of Stella Blómkvist will follow the Reykjavik lawyer as she becomes increasingly involved with some of Iceland’s most powerful political figures. The new episodes will stream on NENT Group’s Viaplay service across the Nordic and Baltic regions.
Stella Blómkvist is directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson and Thora Hilmarsdóttir. Season two is a co-commission with Icelandic broadcaster Síminn and is produced by Sagafilm with support from the Icelandic Film Centre and the Ministry of Industries and Innovation. The series is distributed globally by Red Arrow Studios International and by Lumière in the Benelux countries. Season one was picked up by AMC Networks’ Sundance Now in North America, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, and by NBCUniversal Global in Spain and in French-speaking territories.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer, said: “Stella means ‘star’ and this edgy and unconventional show is one of the brightest lights in Icelandic drama today. Investing in unique local storytelling is a priority for NENT Group in every market. Viaplay has reshaped Iceland’s streaming landscape since launching this spring and we’re just getting started.”