Sagafilm has released a trailer for its four-part adaptation of Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s best-selling novel The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta), a descent into the dark and dangerous world of ancient legends, symbolism, and secret societies in search of a killer.
Adapted by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (Prisoners), the series is set in 1971 on the small island of Flatey where Johanna (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir), a professor of Nordic Studies, returns home from Paris to attend her father’s funeral and look for work at the local University.
However, when accused of murder, Joanna is forced to solve the riddle contained within The Book of Flatey to prove her innocence. According to legend, this medieval manuscript about the ancient kings of Norway shows the final resting place of the last heathen lord.
Directed by Björn B. Björnsson (Cold Trail), The Flatey Enigma will premiere on RÚV in Iceland and has been picked up by DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden.