Post-Nordic-Noir landscapes: Competition through localisation in Finnish streaming media

Sanna Wicks, Pietari Kääpä

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This article discusses the ways locality and sense of place are used in the production and promotion of streaming media from small nations. We concentrate on location-related decisions behind Man in Room 301 (2019), a Finnish thriller series produced by VOD service Elisa Viihde Viaplay. While locality acts as a significant tool for Nordic Noir, a genre of film and TV characterised by a distinct ‘localised’ style, this article explores how the Finnish streaming industry is progressing towards a ‘post-Nordic-noir’ framework, a direction that focuses on an intense sense of place, both on the level of representation and production-related decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
Number of pages1
JournalCritical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies
Early online date31 Oct 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Oct 2022

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This is an open access article licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, even commercially as long as the original work is properly cited.


  • Nordic noir
  • finnish drama production
  • location
  • post-nordic-noir
  • streaming
  • television

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication


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