Baltasar Kormákur Making "Supernatural Volcano Drama" Series For Netflix - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Baltasar Kormákur Making “Supernatural Volcano Drama” Series For Netflix

Published October 10, 2019

Andie Fontaine
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Timothée Lambrecq

Baltasar Kormákur, director of Everest and Trapped, is set to make an eight-part Netflix series about the notorious Katla volcano, Deadline reports.

The series, co-created with Trapped showrunner Sigurjón Kjartansson, “begins one year after the violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, which dramatically disturbs the peace and tranquility of the small town of Vík” on the coast of South Iceland.

“As people evacuate the area, the ice near the volcano starts to melt,” the plot description continues. “The few remaining people manage to provide necessary community service and despite its grand location the area turns out somewhat apocalyptic. Mysterious elements, that have been deeply frozen into the glacier from prehistoric times, start to emerge from the melting ice and cause consequences no one could have ever foreseen.”

“It’s an exciting challenge to embark on this journey on Katla with Netflix and we‘re honoured to be the first Icelandic production team to be commissioned to deliver a full series,” Kormákur saus. “Katla is a unique and ambitious sci-fi project that has been in development within my company, RVK Studios for a few years and we’re delighted that it now has been picked up by Netflix.”

The project, written by Sigurjón, Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Davíð Már Stefánsson, is slated to begin production next year.

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