First Icelandic Netflix Original series, Katla, in the works - Television - Iceland

The sci-fi TV series has been co-created by Baltasar Kormákur and Sigurjón Kjartansson for Rvk Studios. Award-winning Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur has announced via the pre-production of the country’s first Netflix Original series, entitled Katla. The project, co-created with Sigurjón Kjartansson, will start principal photography in spring next year, and casting is already under way. The eight-episode sci-fi thriller series, penned in its entirety by crime writer and playwright Lilja Sigurðardóttir, screenwriter Davíð Már Stefánsson and show-runner Kjartansson, is set in Vik, a remote seafront village devastated by the eruption of a sub-glacial volcano, called Katla. One year later, the few remaining people manage to provide the necessary community service, and despite its magnificent location, the area turns out to be somewhat apocalyptic. Mysterious elements that had been hidden, frozen into the glacier from prehistoric times, start to emerge, with consequences no one could...
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