Sturlunga Clan Trilogy Coming To Television - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Sturlunga Clan Trilogy Coming To Television

Published March 9, 2016

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The legendary tale will soon be getting an English-language treatment in the form of a television series.

Scandilous reports that Icelandic author Einar Kárason’s Sturlunga Clan Trilogy will be adapted by production company True North to be made into a television series.

Bearing the working title “The Last Vikings”, it will be shot entirely in English. Negotiations with “a US streaming service” are currently underway.

“The Sturlunga clan was the godfather of the 13th century, the most powerful Viking clan, fighting to take control the country,” Truenorth head of production Kristinn Thordarson said. “Our ambition is to use the Working Title model, to build on our long-standing relationships with US producers and at the same time expand our collaborations with European partners.”

The name for the series is apt. The end of the Age of the Sturlungs not only brought to a close decades of violence and clan wars, but also brought Iceland’s independence to an end, ushering in their vassalage under Norway.

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