BBC Recommends New Iceland Crime Drama 'The Valhalla Murders' - The Reykjavik Grapevine

BBC Recommends New Iceland Crime Drama ‘The Valhalla Murders’

Published December 2, 2019

Sam O'Donnell
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The upcoming RÚV/Netflix co-production ‘The Valhalla Murders’ was just recommended on BBC’s ‘Ten TV shows to watch in December’ and Icelandic media is freaking out.

The show is about a police investigator named Arnar who travels from Denmark to assist in the investigation surrounding Iceland’s first serial killer. He has to work with Kata, the officer in charge of the case, and together they must race against the clock to find the murderer before it’s too late. While the victims initially seem unrelated, the trail leads them to an abandoned boys’ home named Valhalla, where some horrifying events occurred 35 years earlier. The series will premiere on RÚV and Netflix on December 26th and for those select few who don’t get books on Christmas, it looks pretty binge-worthy.

BROT / THE VALHALLA MURDERS – TRAILER from Mystery Productions on Vimeo.

Of the show, the BBC wrote, “…this latest Nordic noir ticks the right boxes for addictive viewing this winter.” We could not agree more.

Judging by the trailer alone, it looks like it will be filled with violence, scandal, and deep, philosophical examination of the human condition. So if you liked ‘Trapped‘, ‘The Valhalla Murders’ should be right up your alley.

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