Sisterhood Announces Casting As Filming Begins

Filming has begun for six-part Icelandic crime thriller Sisterhood, starring Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir (Sense8), Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir (Happily Never After), and Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Trapped) in a tale of human frailty as three women living in the shadow of the past.

When the remains are discovered of a thirteen-year-old girl who disappeared in 1995, the lives of priest Elisabet (Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir), chef Anna Sigga (Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir), and nurse Karlotta (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir) are shattered. They have carried the burden of guilt for twenty five years and it has marked them all in different ways.

Tasked with solving the mystery are police detective Vera (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) and her colleague Einar (Jónmundur Grétarsson). But, as the investigation goes on, questions are raised that prove difficult to answer. Questions about guilt, innocence, the human condition and the connection we all have with our community and surroundings…”

Producer, Tinna Proppé, said: “Sisterhood is a TV series that revolves around a crime in the past, but the core of the story is however the effects of crimes and the consequences it has on both the responsible parties as well as the victims’ families.”

“How do the mistakes of our past mould our lives and how does the guilt and shame affect the people involved and their connection with others and themselves? Sisterhood is an exciting story about flawed individuals.”

Sisterhood, directed by Silja Hauksdóttir (Agnes Joy), is slated to premiere on Icelandic streaming service Síminn and on Viaplay across the Nordic region in early 2021.