As filming begins on Katla, the first Icelandic drama for Netflix, casting details have been revealed with Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, Ingvar Sigurðsson (A White, White Day) and Björn Thors (Valhalla Murders) confirmed among the stars of the series created by award winning director Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep).
One year after the violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vik is dramatically disturbed. But, as people evacuate the area, the ice near the volcano starts to melt and the village becomes only accessible by crossing the Markarfljót river.
Mysterious elements, that have been deeply frozen into the glacier from prehistoric times, start to emerge from the melting ice and set in motion consequences that no one could ever have foreseen. The result is apocalyptic.
Baltasar Kormákur said: “After extensive casting sessions, we put together an amazing ensemble cast, mixed with some of Iceland‘s finest and most experienced actors as well as brilliant young emerging talent. I‘m very confident with the choices we made and thoroughly enjoy working with all of them.”
The series also stars Íris Tanja Flygenring, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Sólveig Arnarsdóttir, Guðrún Gísladóttir and Baltasar Breki, alongside Swedish talent Aliette Opheim (Thicker Than Water) and Valter Skarsgård (Black Lake).