German public broadcaster ZDF has secured the first Finnish-German drama co-production, Arctic Circle, from Bavaria Fiction. Co-produced by Yellow Film & TV, the largest independent production company in the Nordics, and Bavaria Fiction, which is one of Europe’s largest production companies, the crime thriller series will be available to German audiences next year on ZDF. The series, which is set in the icy landscapes of the Finnish Lapland, tells the tale of a policewoman who finds a nearly dead prostitute in an old cabin in the wilderness. The criminal investigation takes a surprise twist when a deadly virus is discovered in the prostitute’s blood sample.

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