Icelandic production company, Sagafilm, has announced that it has secured the rights to Óskar Guðmundsson’s novel, Hilma. The production company has been behind recent hits such as Stella Blómkvist, Case and the recent The Flatey Enigma.
“When I read Hilma by Óskar Guðmundsson, I found the story immediately as a television series. We are very pleased that Sagafilm is going to bet on Hilma’s police officer, she could not be in better hands and we are expecting to see her live on the screen, ”says Pétur Már Ólafsson, publisher of Bjartur & Veraldar.
Hilma first came out in 2015 and received the Hilma Blood Drop in 2016 as the best Icelandic crime novel and was subsequently a contribution to Iceland for the Glass Key as the best crime story in the Nordic countries.
“I and my novel are hardly more honoured that Sagafilm is going to do about TV show about Hilma. The character Hilma is very dear to me and I am confident that the audience will also be caught by her, this powerful person as well as her work with the investigating police,” said Guðmundsson. He also told us that although he won’t be involved in the adaptation, he will act as an advisor during the process.
Hilma features the eponymously-named police officer who investigates a suicide. The case takes an unexpected turn when Hilma links the case with three other deaths that have been treated as an accident or suicide more than two decades ago.