New eight-part Norwegian thriller Valkyrien, about an illegal hospital hidden in an Oslo underground station, has been picked up by Walter Presents for its UK VOD service and will broadcast on Channel 4.
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 Valheim 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.
Valkyrien premieres on NRK on January 1st 2017 and will air on Channel 4 later that year.