Netflix reveals trailer for 1900s Greenland survival drama ‘Against the Ice’

The first trailer has been unveiled for Netflix’s upcoming movie Against the Ice.

Set in Greenland in 1909, the new feature film is described as “a true story of friendship, love and the awe-inspiring power of companionship.”

The cast of Against the Ice features several recognisable British period drama stars, including Heida Reed (Poldark), Charles Dance (The Crown), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), and Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders).

Watch the trailer here:

Best known as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, Coster-Waldau has adapted Danish novel Two Against the Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen with screenwriter Joe Derrick.

He commented last year: “Against the Ice has been a passion project for me from the very beginning. It combines a lot of themes that excite me: adventure, Greenland, companionship, loyalty and love. It is an intense exploration of two men, two opposites, trapped in an epic dangerous setting.”

The Danish actor added: “It is also a story of living under extreme pressure and circumstances, of constant struggle for survival, fighting off threats of extreme cold, lack of food, hungry polar bears and not least the frailty of the human mind.”

Against the Ice will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Wednesday 2nd March.

The official synopsis for Against the Ice reads: “In 1909, Denmark’s Alabama Expedition led by Captain Ejnar Mikkelsen (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) was attempting to disprove the United States’ claim to North Eastern Greenland, a claim that was rooted in the idea that Greenland was broken up into two different pieces of land.

“Leaving their crew behind with the ship, Mikkelsen sleds across the ice with his inexperienced crew member, Iver Iversen (Joe Cole). The two men succeed in finding the proof that Greenland is one island, but returning to the ship takes longer and is much harder than expected.

“Battling extreme hunger, fatigue and a polar bear attack, they finally arrive to find their ship crushed in the ice and the camp abandoned. Hoping to be rescued, they now must fight to stay alive. As the days grow longer, their mental hold on reality starts to fade, breeding mistrust and paranoia, a dangerous cocktail in their fight for survival.”

Watch a clip here:

The first trailer for Joe Cole’s The Ipcress File mini-series was also released this week.

Based on Len Deighton’s classic espionage novel, the new six-part adaptation is set to premiere on ITV this spring.

Ejnar Mikkelsen’s novel Two Against the Ice is available on Amazon.