New Icelandic crime series ‘The Valhalla Murders’ in the works

A new Icelandic crime series titled The Valhalla Murders is being developed by Nordic Talents winner Thordur Palsson and produced by Truenorth for RUV, in association with Mystery Productions.

Based on Palsson’s original idea, The Valhalla Murders follows Icelandic-born police profiler Arnar who lives in Denmark and is asked to go back to his native country to investigate the first serial killer case. He teams up with the local senior inspector Katra who resents his arrival as she is the lead detective on the case. The more they investigate, the more they realise the crimes are connected to the victims’ past. The main theme is how family and the past affects you. The series is inspired by True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga and Palsson hopes to have a ‘feature feel’ to the show.

The Valhalla Murders is written Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, who has also worked on Trapped 2 and Prisoners. The series is produced by Kristinn Thordarsson from TrueNorth and the series will be the first major project for the UK-based Palsson.

The Valhalla Murders starts filming in late 2017.




Emma Vestrheim

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.