Topic has provided Vital Thrills with an exclusive clip from their forthcoming eight-part historical crime drama Blackport. The first three episodes are set to debut on the streamer February 2, with the subsequent ive episodes rolling out weekly after that.
Check out the exclusive clip in the player below, which features an intense confrontation with management over poor wages.
Centering on an ambitious woman determined to own the seas and her community, Blackport was created, written, directed by and stars the trio of Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.
The series (whose original title is “Verbúðin”) debuted in its native Iceland on December 26, 2021, and has subsequently been released in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and most recently in Australia last month.
The Topic release marks Blackport‘s North American debut. It has won accolades at the Cannes Film Festival and the Serielizado Festival.
‘Set in the 1980s in a small Icelandic fishing village, the story follows a married couple, Harpa and Grimur, who along with their childhood friends, build a small fishing empire thanks to the introduction of the fishing quota system in the country.
“But the struggle for power deeply corrupts the couple, resulting in a feud of jealousy, greed, and betrayal.”
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Max Evry has been a film journalist since 2005, serving at various times as a writer, interviewer, graphic designer, podcaster, video creator, features editor, and managing editor. Past media outlets have included MTV, /Film, IGN, and Fangoria. For home video companies Arrow, Kino Lorber, Indicator, and Via Vision, he has provided Blu-ray audio commentaries as well as featurettes for classic and contemporary films, including “Flatliners,” “Blackhat,” and Best Picture Oscar winner “Marty.” In 2023, he released his first book, “A Masterpiece in Disarray: David Lynch’s Dune – An Oral History,” to considerable acclaim.