Netflix has announced the cast of Katla, its first Original series from Iceland, created by none other than the award-winning director Baltasar Kormákur.
Filming has started on the Icelandic Netflix Original series Katla, whose cast includes singer Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, Íris Tanja Flygenring (Prisoners), Ingvar Sigurðsson (Trapped), Þorsteinn Bachmann (Cover Story), Sólveig Arnarsdóttir (The Lava Field), Guðrún Gísladóttir (Stella Blómkvist), Baltasar Breki Samper (Trapped), and Björn Thors (The Valhalla Murders) from Iceland, and Aliette Opheim (Thicker than Water) and Valter Skarsgård (Black Lake) from Sweden, amongst others.
The series is set one year after the violent eruption of subglacial volcano Katla, which dramatically disturbed the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vík. With Katla still being active, the ice near the volcano has been melting and the area has been evacuated. A few people manage to provide the necessary community services in the village, now accessible only by crossing the Markarfljót river, but the overall area has turned out to be somewhat apocalyptic and Vík is declared a danger zone.
Then mysterious elements, deeply frozen into the glacier from prehistoric times, start to emerge from the melting ice — with consequences no one could ever have foreseen.
Created by the acclaimed, multiple award-winning Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped, Everest), Katla also features Haraldur Ari Stefánsson (Alma), Birgitta Birgisdóttir (The Valhalla Murders), Helga Braga Jónsdóttir (The Court), Björn Ingi Hilmarsson (The Cliff), and Aldís Amah Hamilton (The Valhalla Murders), along with 9-year old Hlynur Atli Harðarson.
Said Baltasar Kormákur:
“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.”
Produced by RVK Studios, the eight-part drama is written by Baltasar Kormákur and series co-creators Sigurjón Kjartansson (Case), Davíð Már Stefánsson (Rabbits), and Lilja Sigurðardóttir.
Katla will launch globally on Netflix (date tba). You can add it to your queue now.
Stay tuned for updates.
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