Netflix picks up Icelandic crime drama The Valhalla Murders

We’ve already brought you news of Icelandic series, The Valhalla Murders, but the questions have always remained: when and where will it air in the UK?

Now we know half of that question: it’ll be shown outside of its native Iceland on streaming giant Netflix. Produced by Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV, it’s currently in production and is expected to air at Christmas.

So what’s it about?

Icelandic born police profiler Arnar who lives in Denmark, is asked to go back to his native country to investigate the first serial killer case. He teams up with the local senior inspector Kata who resents his arrival, as she is the lead detective on the case. The murders don’t seem to have much in common until they connect it to a home for troubled boys dated back to the 1980’s.

In the title roles are Nína Dögg Filippudóttir (Trapped, Prisoners) and Björn Thors (Prisoners). Top crew personel include production designer Heimir Sverrisson (Adrift, The Oath), DoP Arni Filippusson (Prisoners, Either Way), and Bafta award-winning editor Valdis Oskarsdottir (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Prisoners). 

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