New Icelandic television series picked up by Nordic pubcasters

The upcoming Icelandic series titled The Flatey Enigma has been picked up by the Scandinavian pubcasters.

The series, which was originally boarded by Icelandic pubcaster RUV, has been picked up by SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark), and YLE (Finland).

The series is based on the best-selling novel The Flatey Enigma, which is written by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson. The Flatey Enigma is being written by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (Prisoners) and directed by Björn B. Björnsson (Cold Trail).

The series is set in 1971 in a small Icelandic island of Flatey. The show follows Johanna, a professor of Nordic Studies, who is accused of murder. In order to prove her innocence, she has to solve a riddle in a medieval manuscript about Norse kings, the Flatey Enigma. On top of that, Johanna has to face her deepest fear: the man she ran away from ten years ago.

The Flatey Enigma will be produced by Sagafilm, who will be releasing the neo-noir Stella Blomkvist in early 2018. The series is also based on a book series about a hard-nosed lawyer.

Source: Nordisk Film & TV Fond

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.