‘The Valhalla Murders’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the first Icelandic series on Netflix
The streaming giant is all set to drop its first Icelandic series on the network and we can’t wait to experience the spine-chilling murder mystery all the way from northern Europe
Who said urban legends are not real? Myths are busted when they start to happen in your backyard. When a serial killer is on the loose for the first time in Iceland, the local police are baffled and start to believe that such stories can be more realistic than fiction. But they can’t solve the series of murders alone and need the help of an expert crime investigator.
The show released in Iceland on its local network RUV in December 2019. But now, the rest of the world can explore the thrilling series when it comes to Netflix on March 13, 2020 with all eight episodes streaming together.
Police profile Arnar has had a painful past, which made him leave Iceland and move to Oslo. But the shocking events of a series of murders make him move back to his homeland and dig into the country’s first-ever serial killer. He teams up with a senior local cop, Kata who is a tad difficult to work with, but the investigation connects the two officers. The deeper they delve into the murders and their backgrounds, they land into a series of horrendous crimes that happened 35 years ago.
The murder mystery series boasts leading local actors like Nína Dögg Filippudóttir, Björn Thors, and Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson in the main roles.
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir is a senior Icelandic actor and writer, known for her roles in ‘Fangar’ (2017), ‘Children’ (2006) and ‘King's Road’ (2010).
Björn Thors is a recognized actor and producer, known for his work in ‘Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike’ (2002), ‘Frost’ (2012) and ‘Come to Harm’ (2011).
Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson is also an Icelandic actor and writer, known for appearing in ‘Mið-Ísland’ (2012), ‘The Valhalla Murders’ (2019) and ‘Áramótaskaup’ (2017).
‘The Valhalla Murders’ is the brainchild of newcomer Þórður/Thordur Palsson, who directs the eight-episode series, along with David Oskar Olafsson and Thora Hilmarsdottir. The show is produced by Truenorth and Mystery Productions for RÚV. Netflix co-produces the series as its first Icelandic project.
Here’s the first look into the first Icelandic series on Netflix.
Where to watch
You can catch all eight episodes of ‘The Valhalla Murders’, when they drop on Netflix on March 13.
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