WISTING is based on the bestselling novels by Jørn Lier Horst. Earlier this year in Scandinavia, the series was the highest rated premiere ever for a Viaplay Original. It gave Norway’s TV3 four times its regular time slot audience share.
Exclusive U.S. Premiere begins Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Starring Sven Nordin (Elling), Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix trilogy, Memento) and Thea Green Lundberg
The show is broken into two riveting cases and is set in the unique and stunning landscape of Norway. WISTING is set in the unique and stunning landscape of Norway and follows homicide detective William Wisting (Nordin) as he wrestles with the most challenging and shocking case of his career: tracking down a wanted American serial killer living in Norway. A tough New York-based FBI agent, Maggie Griffiths, (Moss) arrives to help hunt down the notorious killer – one that got away from her 20 years ago.
Meanwhile, Line (Green Lundberg), Wisting’s intrepid journalist daughter, is chasing headlines, leading her straight into the path of the serial killer. Suddenly, an old case comes back to haunt Wisting. He’s left to figure out how he’s going to save other lives when he is fighting for his own reputation, career and life.
Praise for the show
The Wall Street Journal calls WISTING a
“seamlessly woven thriller…”
“a stellar performance by Sven Nordin…”
“every reason to be thankful as the 10 episodes of this superbly layered drama roll on…”
“head of (the) American team is FBI Special Agent Maggie Griffin, portrayed, captivatingly, by a steely Carrie-Anne Moss…”
“Set against spectacular landscapes, packed with blood-freezing encounters and virtuoso plot turns. In this 10-part series, every episode lives. No small achievement.”
“A sure winner” – Jyllands-Posten
“Intricate and riveting” – Aftenbladet
“Nonstop momentum” – Aftenposten
What I think
I have watched the first two episodes, and I am hooked. If you’re a fan of twisty thrillers, you will be too! There are a couple of different mysteries going on at the same time, but I have a feeling they will somehow connect in the end. I could be wrong, but either way, both mysteries are fascinating.
The acting in WISTING is superb. As an American, I’m sure you know Carrie-Anne Moss from THE MATRIX movies and television. I am not at all familiar with the other actors, but they’re very good.
Trust me when I say, this is a must see show for all of you thriller lovers! Tune in to the first episode December 18!
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