Norwegian television series ‘Valkyrien’ to be remade

Even before it has had the chance to wow English speakers, the Norwegian drama series Valkyrien is going to be remade in the UK.

The series, which premiered on Norwegian television back in January, has been acquired by British production company Hera Pictures. Hera Pictures has been recently launched by Liza Marshall, who was previously the head of drama at Channel 4.

Hera Pictures will set the series in London, with actor Mark Strong (Kingsmen: Secret Service, Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy) to take the lead role.

Mark Strong

Valkyrien follows a surgeon seeking a cure for his dying wife. He runs an underground clinic in an old bomb shelter, where he treats criminals, emergency patients, and others who won’t seek help in a regular hospital. The series was originally produced by Tordenfilm for NRK.

Valkyrien will screen on Walter Presents in the UK and the US.

No details have been announced regarding a release date or broadcaster.

What do you think of the series being remade?

Source: C21


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.