The upcoming Icelandic television series Prisoners has been pre-sold internationally.
The television series, which is by Ragnar Bragason, tells the story of Linda, who is sent to serve time in Iceland’s only women’s prison for an assault that leaves her father in a coma. No one knows that she has a dark secret that could tear her family apart and secure her freedom.
The series co-financed by RUV, the Icelandic Film Centre, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Ministry of Industries and Innovation was pre-sold to DR, NRK, SVT, YLE and Canal + Poland.
Prisoners is set to commence production in May this year.
Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.