'Deadwind' Season 2: Meet the dynamic cast of Netflix's popular Finnish crime drama
Season 2 of the Finnish crime drama 'Deadwind' (originally titled 'Karppi') is set to release early July with its stellar cast bringing to life the policing of intense crimes. The series first aired in Finland on Yle TV2 on March 14, 2019 and became available to stream on Netflix on August 23, 2018. Unless you are a fan of Finnish entertainment, you may not recognize the Finnish actors chronicling the crime drama, but the cast is a talented one and here is all you need to know about them.
Pihla Viitala as Sofia Karppi
Pihla Viitala was born in Helsinki, Finland and is an actress and director. She was previously married to entertainer Kerkko Koskinen and is known for being part of many well-received productions. She is known for her roles as Solveig in 'Latin Lover' (2015), Mina in 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' (2013), and Marja / Tapio's wife in 'Star Boys' (2017). In 2019, in Kultainen Venla, Viitala won 'Best Actress' for her role in 'Karppi' aka 'Deadwind' and was named EEP Shooting Star at Berlin International Film Festival in 2010. Her more recent roles include Mari in 'Cold Courage', Maria Åkerblom in 'Maria's Paradise', Marita Kautsalo in 'Arctic Circle' and Natasja in'Kielergata'.
Lauri Tilkanen as Sakari Nurmi
Lauri Tilkanen is a Finnish actor who according to his IMDb page had graduated from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki in the year 2012. He is recognized for his roles as Alex Jäntti in 'Tellus' (2014), as Jarkko Vento in 'Syke' (2014-2016), Jussi in 'Summertime' (2014), and Johannes Angelhurst in 'The Midwife.' His most recent works include 'Once Upon a Time in the North' (2012), 'Olavi Virta' (2018), 'Hooked' (2015-2019) and 'Nymphs' (2013). In 'Deadwind' he plays the role of Sakari Nurmi, a detective that was transferred from financial crime to homicide, he's Karppi's partner.
Jani Volanen as Usko Bergdah
Jani Volanen is an actor and writer, known for his written works such as 'M/S Romantic' (2019), 'Tripla' (2015) and, 'Rumble,' 'Distractions' (2015). His works also include his roles as Olli in 'A Man's Job' (2007), Paul in 'Syke' (2014-2015), Hjalmar Kalm in 'Laugh or Die' (2018) and Pekka in 'Happier Times, Grump.' (2018). In 2020, he won 'Director of the Year - Fiction' in Kultainen Venla for 'M/S Romantic' and 'Writer of the Year' for the same. In 'Deadwind' he plays the role of Usko Bergdahl, the husband of the murdered victim.
Pamela Tola as Anna Bergdahl
Pamela Tola is an actress, writer, and director. Her directional credits include 'Burungo' and 'Elma & Liisa' in 2011, 'Swingers' in 2018, and 'Ladies of Steel' in 2020 - all four of which she also has writing credits for. She is known for her roles as Aino Kantola in 'Once Upon a Time in the North,' Tourist Jutta in 'Burungo' (2011), Nelli in 'Beauty and the Bastard' (2005) and Inari Juntura in 'Lapland Odyssey 3' (2017). In 'Deadwind' she plays the role of Anna Bergdahl, the victim of murder.
Other cast members include Mimosa Willamo as Henna Honkasuo, Noa Tola as Emil Karppi, Vera Kiiskinen as Raisa Peltola, Ville Myllyrinne as JP, Raimo Grönberg as Tapio Koskimäki, Rami Peltonen as Poliisi, Tommi Korpela as Alex Hoikkala, Pirjo Lonka as Julia Hoikkala, Riku Nieminen as Roope Hoikkala and many more.
Catch Season 2 of 'Deadwind' on July 1, 2020 on Netflix. Season 1 is available to stream on Netflix.
The official synopsis as provided by Yle for Season 2 reads: "The super-popular crime series Carp continues. Criminal investigator Sofia Karp’s (Pihla Viitala) winter holiday will be canceled when two bodies are found on the construction sites of the tunnel planned under the Gulf of Finland, one in Helsinki and the other in Tallinn. The murders concern Sara Tulisuoto (Leena Pöysti), the mayor of Helsinki driving the tunnel, who is also wrestling with corruption charges. Karppi and his co-worker Sakari Nurmi (Lauri Tilkanen) set out to investigate drug-related-related homicides until a new brutal murder takes place, which upset Karppi to the core."
Watch the trailer below.