Press, The
Press, The

Press, The

The TV series "The Press", is a fast paced crime series that takes place on a tabloid newspaper in Reykjavik.


The six-episode series revolves around the main character Lára, who is a single mom in her thirties. She is hired as a new reporter on the tabloid newspaper in the beginning of the first episode. Also introduced in the beginning is the disappearance of the engineer Máni. At first, his disappearance looks like a foul play and perhaps a murder. However, no body is found.

The show focuses on presenting modern Icelandic reality, and the role of the tabloid newspaper reflecting the society. The six episodes are standalone but the show has been developed as a returnable series. The show is shot handheld which gives it more intimacy with its audience as well as the fast pace that was mentioned before. We feel we're a part of this world we've been introduced into with suspense, drama and in the end Lára finds out what really went wrong.

About the film

  • Type: TV Fiction
  • Genre: Thriller, Drama
  • Length: 322 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Pressa
  • International Title: Press, The
  • Production Year: 2007
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • Premiere TV Channel: Stöð 2
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital



Company Credits


  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2008 - Award: Nominated for TV Fiction of the Year.


  • Sagafilm, 2008 - DVD

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