Ulrich Thomsen to play the lead in Faroese crime-series produced by REinvent Studios

8. February 2021

Scenic aerial view of Múlafossur waterfall falling into the sea in Faroe Islands

Shooting is about to begin on REinvent Studios’ upcoming crime series ​‘TROM’ co-produced ​with Kyk Pictures and Truenorth​. ​Set in the stunning landscapes of the Faroe Islands, ‘TROM’ stars Ulrich Thomsen (The New Pope, 2020; The Marco Effect, 2020), Maria Rich (Follow The Money, 2018) and Olaf Johannesen (The Exception, 2020; The Bridge, 2015) in the lead. The series consists of six episodes and is based upon the bestselling book-series by award-winning Faroese author Jógvan Isaksen and is the very first series ever to be created in the Faroe Islands.

Shooting is set to begin in the Faroe Islands in March 2021.

International eyes have rested on ‘TROM’ ever since the series was selected for the exclusive pitch event “Co-Pro Series”, taking place during the Drama Series Days at Berlinale 2019, after which ZDF/Arte boarded the project.

Rikke Ennis, CEO at REinvent Studios says, ​”TROM really has everything a REinvent Studios project needs. It is original, unique and at the same time a universal story. We are extremely excited to carry out this production in close collaboration with Viaplay and hope to offer audiences a crime-series with an edge and characters unlike what they have seen before”.

Helene Aurø, Sales and Marketing Director at REinvent International Sales says,​ ​“TROM will travel far and has already caught the attention of several international buyers. ZDF ARTE came on board after the first pitch. I have very high expectations for the series, which I am sure will position itself among the most popular Nordic series ever produced.”

The six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, an animal rights activist and environmentalist, claiming that her life is in danger. Reluctantly returning home to the Faroes to investigate her sudden disappearance, Hannis discovers Sonja’s body amid a local whale hunt. His search for answers soon brings him into conflict with the local police and uncovers a web of secrets in the close-knit community – but how far is he willing to go to learn the truth?

‘TROM’ is created by Torfinnur Jákupsson and co-written with Donna Sharpe (‘West of Liberty’) and is based on the bestselling novels by award-winning Faroese author Jógvan Isaksen. The series is directed by Kasper Barfoed (‘Dicte: Crime Reporter’) and Davíd Óskar Ólafsson (The Valhalla Murders).

’TROM’ is produced by REinvent Studios in co-production with Kyk Pictures, Truenorth and ZDF/ARTE. The series is supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Faroese Film Institute and The Media Programme of the European Union.

‘TROM’ will be the next Viaplay original from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company.

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