Shudder Sets Premiere Dates for Upcoming Shows
Earlier this year Swedish folklore drama series Jordskott made its way to the US and Canada with the help from the good folks over at Shudder. The overall response from fans of the genre seemed positive and the reviews from critics were great, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Shudder will add season 2 to their library. And the cool thing is that you don't have to wait that long for it. The second season of Jordskott -- which just ended over here in Sweden -- will premiere on the streaming service on January 18. And without spoiling anything, it is AMAZING! That´s a pretty good start of 2018 in my opinion.
But if you feel that January 18 is to far away and that you need that Scandinavian genre kick earlier than that, say no more! Because Shudder will also premiere another Swedish genre series, Black Lake, on December 21 in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. And with it´s remote, isolated and snowy settings this will be perfect to watch over the holidays. I highly recommend it.
“With a passion for genre across provocative thrillers, suspense entertainment and horror, we’re delighted to expand Shudder’s offering of compelling foreign language genre series,” said Aurelie de Troyer, Shudder’s vice president of global acquisitions and co-productions. “Following its huge success in Sweden, Black Lake takes a fresh and ingenious approach to Scandi Noir, while Jordskott offers an alternative take on the crime drama phenomenon with a captivating second season. The Shudder team is excited to bring these two fantastic series to our members.”
In season 2 of Jordskott Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel) returns to her old job in Stockholm in an attempt to put the haunting events that occurred in Silverhöjd behind her and begin a new chapter. However, the discovery of a mutilated corpse floating beneath the ice of a suburban lake leads her to believe she is not yet done with her past.
The series tells the mysterious tale of Black Lake, a remote and neglected ski resort which has been closed for years, having been the scene of a horrific crime years prior. Johan (Filip Berg) invites his friends to the abandoned resort, with an idea of reopening it. They are soon gripped by fear, as a series of disturbing events lead to danger, questions on who can be trusted, and ultimately who will survive.
So if ya'll are not Shudder subscribers yet, you now have two good reasons to rectify that.