Baltasar Kormákur’s production company Rvk Studios heads for a fall shoot of TV seriesTrapped. The ten-part series was introduced to enthusiastic buyers at the recently wrapped MIP TV in Cannes.
The mystery thriller script is written by Sigurjón Kjartansson (The Press) and Clive Bradley. The story is described thus:
As a ferry carrying 300 passengers from Denmark pulls into a town’s small port, heavy snow begins to fall. The ferry can’t leave until the storm passes. The main road into the town is barricaded with snow and is completely impassable. A badly mutilated and cut up body washes on the shore. It’s an unidentifiable man who was clearly murdered only a few hours ago. The local police chief, Andri Olafsson, descends on the scene and realizes a killer is on the loose. As word spreads, order disintegrates into chaos as the ferry’s passengers and the town’s residents realize they are all possible suspects as a killer is trapped amongst them.
The series will be produced by Rvk Studios’ Magnús Vidar Sigurdsson and executive produced by Daniel March and Klaus Zimmermann (The Borgias) at Dynamic Television.
Kormákur is set to direct the first episodes but Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (Either Way) and Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson (Undercurrent) will also direct. Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) will play the lead role of police chief Olafsson.
Iceland’s public broadcaster RUV has already commissioned the series, which will be by far the most expensive TV project made by Icelandic filmmakers.
Further information can be found here.
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