Walter Presents picks up Icelandic crime drama Case


1236757_caseYou have to keep your eye on Walter Presents – the online streaming service keeps picking up interesting-sounding little crime dramas seemingly out of the blue. We all know – thanks to the global success of Trapped and exposure via Netflix for The Lava Field – Iceland is the Nordic region’s latest hot property. And now we hear that Walter Presents has picked up one of its dramas.

Nine-parter Case stars Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir (she played Aldís Eiríksdóttir in Trapped), who won a FIPA-Best Actress award for her role as detective Gabriella.

It’s set in Reykjavik, where the body of a promising young ballerina is found hanged on the main stage of the National Theatre. But what at first appears to be a simple case of suicide, soon spirals into a twisted web of manipulation, betrayal and murder. For Logi (Magnús Jónsson), a washed-up lawyer, uncovering the truth behind the girl’s death is his last chance at redemption.

For Brynhildur, Logi’s one remaining friend and fellow lawyer, the death falls even closer to home, as an event from her own past ties her inextricably to the victim’s troubled family. And for the dedicated but destructive detective Gabriella, it becomes an obsessive hunt for a killer that puts her at odds not only with her superiors but her partner as well.

One by one the paths of these three troubled souls will converge deep in the cold heart of Iceland’s capital city, where unknown but powerful forces will stop at nothing to ensure a horrific truth stays buried; that there are some crimes far darker than murder.

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