‘Wisting’ Away in Norway

What looks like a couple picking out a Christmas tree in the promotional photo above is, on second glance, two investigators at a crime scene. Wisting, debuting today on Sundance Now, does take place at Christmas time – but it’s a holiday season interrupted by a serial killer on the loose.

Set in a Norwegian winter landscape, the 10-episode bilingual series stars Sven Nordin (Elling) as homicide detective William Wisting. In the first five episodes, he’s tracking down an American serial killer with the help of FBI agents played by Carrie-Anne Moss (Jessica Jones, the Matrix trilogy) and Richie Campbell (Liar, Top Boy).

The story is based on The Hunting Dogs, the eighth novel in a series by Jørn Lier Horst. The final five episodes are based on The Caveman, the ninth novel in a the series.

After today’s premiere, Sundance Channel will debut an episode on each subsequent Wednesday.

Wisting first ran earlier this year on Nordic subscription streamer Viaplay and on Norway’s TV3.

Sundance Now costs $6.99 monthly or $59.99 annually after a seven-day free trial. It’s available on the web, as an Amazon Prime or Apple add-on channel, and via iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Fire TV, and Chromecast. For more info, visit sundancenow.com.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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