The Flatey Enigma Picked Up By Nordic State Broadcasters

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Sagafilm’s four-part adaptation of Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s best-selling novel The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta) for Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV has been picked up by DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden.

Adapted by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (Prisoners), the series is set in 1970 on the small island of Flatey, where a Professor of Nordic Studies is accused of murder. To exonerate herself, she must solve a riddle in a medieval manuscript known as the Flatey Enigma, and is forced to confront her deepest fear – the man she ran away from ten years ago.

CEO of Sagafilm, Hilmar Sigurdsson, says: “We are thrilled to have all Scandinavian public broadcasters buying into this project. It shows the tremendous appetite for Icelandic TV drama internationally.”

Head Of Drama for RÚV, Skarphédinn Gudmundsson, adds: “The Flatey Enigma is the third project in a row from RÚV that gets a full house of Scandinavian broadcasters on board. The quality of Icelandic content has risen to record highs and RÚV is proud to support the ever growing industry in Iceland.”