Another international renewal coming through, people! This time, it’s the Finnish crime drama series Deadwind. At long last, it’s finally getting its global Netflix release date after only airing its recent second season in Finland. All episodes of the second season will be coming to the platform on *drum roll please* the 1st of July, 2020!
The series has always been compared to The Bridge and The Killing but has still always exceeded expectations all the way back to August of 2018. The crime-drama is about a pair of detectives working in the Helsinki Police Department.
Sat down to watch an episode of the Finnish cop show Deadwind on Netflix, my second run through, and ended up watching three. https://t.co/XF3aF0aK7d
— Paul Barratt (@phbarratt) May 1, 2020
Update: I finished Deadwind. Anyone with Netflix and a taste for Nordic Noir should add to their watchlists. An excellent mystery a terrific cast.
I'm trying Trapped next. pic.twitter.com/SF2LyGEOFN
— Liz Barnsley (@Lizzy11268) October 23, 2019
Although the series does get to carry the Netflix Original branding, it’s not actually a full-on Original as it is only internationally distributed by the platform. There’s a lot of things to think about with this agreement as the streamer might even choose to pull-out the series. However, that’s another story for the far future. It’s not the first Finnish show to come to town, though! The other Finnish Netflix Original goes by the title of Bordertown and has ultimately ran for three good seasons.
Season 2 of the series will be boasting of eight episodes each with a cool 40 to 45 minutes per episode.
If you’re still wondering about what to expect in the series, maybe the translated synopsis would be of help to you!
“The super-popular crime series Carp continues. Criminal investigator Sofia Karp’s (Pihla Viitala) winter holiday will be canceled when two bodies are found on the construction sites of the tunnel planned under the Gulf of Finland, one in Helsinki and the other in Tallinn. The murders concern Sara Tulisuoto (Leena Pöysti), the mayor of Helsinki driving the tunnel, who is also wrestling with corruption charges. Karppi and his co-worker Sakari Nurmi (Lauri Tilkanen) set out to investigate drug-related-related homicides until a new brutal murder takes place, which upset Karppi to the core.”