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Channel 4 premiere date set for Walter Presents: The River in January

Nordic Noir fans have a new series to get very excited about in 2019.

Walter Presents: The River
Credit: Walter Presents

Nordic Noir fans get very excited as Walter Presents: The River is coming to Channel 4 in January.

Based on true events from the region bordering Russia, in northern Scandinavia, The River stars Espen Reboli Bjerke (Walter Presents: Mammon), Ingeborg Raustøl and Dennis Storhøi (Walter Presents: Mammon).

In the small village of Djupelv, which straddles the Norwegian/Russian border well within the Arctic Circle, the winters are long and dark. Everyone knows everyone and there are no secrets in this close-knit community, or so it seems. During one of NATO’S winter exercises a dismembered hand is discovered in the river by a local Sami girl.

Thomas, the local police officer starts investigating the grisly discovery, despite firm warnings from his superiors. When the girl disappears and is later found murdered by army officer Mia Holt he becomes even more suspicious that something sinister is afoot. Mia and Thomas continue together in their search for the truth and are forced to look at this small community in a new light. Why are the authorities passive? Why are the locals staying so tight-lipped? And what is hidden up there in the mountains?

The 8-part Nordic Noir thriller premieres on Channel 4 on 14th January at 10.30pm, with the entire series immediately available to view free on demand on All 4.

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