In Valkyrien, Doctor Ravn (Sven Nordin) is a surgeon desperate to find a cure for his dying wife Vilma (Pia Halvorsen). The hospital had given up on her, so Ravn enters into an alliance with Oslo’s underworld and opens a clinic in a disused underground station for those in need, who either have no GP or cannot use public hospitals.
Ravn’s endeavours both to build a clinic and get patients is made possible by the corrupt Leif (Pål Sverre Hagen). Convinced that the end of the world is nigh, Leif has widespread access and knowledge of the city’s underground shelters and secret passages, as well as a significant network in the Oslo underworld and its black economy.
Iuzzolino told Dagbladet: “Valkyrien grabbed me straight away. It is one of the most original dramas ever to come out of the Nordic region… After successes like The Bridge and Borgen it seemed like the stage was set for Nordic drama, and you knew what to expect. But now Norway is delivering incredibly powerful and creative concepts.”