Those who listen to true crime podcasts will undoubtedly be aware of the BBC’s Death In Ice Valley, which told the fascinating story of the Isdal Woman.
Now we’re hearing that the saga will be turned into a drama series.
The case began in 1970 when hikers found the body of a woman in the Isdalen Valley on the west coast of Norway. Initially considered a suicide, the case took a mysterious turn when evidence came to light showing she was in possession of fake identities, fueling speculation that she may have been a Cold War spy. Her identity has still not been established.
The eight-hour series will follow two timelines. It will connect the story of a young female detective in 1970s Norway with a woman in present-day Germany, who works for a diplomat and becomes accidentally involved in the case. Both have to uncover the Isdal Woman’s identity while facing pushback from the powerful groups who have tried to keep it secret for almost 50 years.
Shooting is set to start next year.