Eight-part thriller The Valhalla Murders, written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (Prisoners) and crime writer Óttar M. Norðfjörð, has been awarded NOK 2.5 million in support by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
In The Valhalla Murders, Icelandic born police profiler Arnar (Björn Thors) is sent from Copenhagen to Reykjavik to help investigate Iceland’s first serial killer case involving the murder and butchery of elderly men.
Arnar is paired up with senior inspector Kata (Nína Dögg Filippudóttir) who resents his involvement but, if they are to catch the killer before he strikes again, they must set their differences aside and find a way of working together.
The deeper they dig, a connection emerges to a child abuse case from the early eighties, and the trail eventually leads them to ongoing child abuse in the heart of modern day Reykjavik.
Directed by Þórður Pálsson, The Valhalla Murders is slated to begin filming this October and will premiere Autumn 2019 on RÚV in Iceland.