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TV drama Last Rituals to film scenes in Iceland

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Producers of 'Nordic noir' drama Last Rituals are planning to film scenes in Iceland next year as an Iceland-Canada co-production.

The show is based on a series of dark crime novels by Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir featuring detective Thora Gudmundsdottir. 

Location filming will likely take place in Iceland, with interiors and post-production work to be done in Canada, Screen reports.

“This will be a book adaptation set and produced in Iceland in the English language,” said Joni Sighvatsson, of Scandinavian distributor Scanbox. 

“There’s not been a female-driven, worldwide hit Scandinavian crime story in some time. We think this material is quite unique. It’s a procedural with a much more humanistic element.” 

Iceland appears regularly in big-budget Hollywood productions, although international producers tend to film there for relatively short spaces of time. Recent high-profile projects have included superhero movie Justice League and the action sequel Fast & Furious 8.

See KFTV's country guide for more on filming in Iceland.

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