Netflix greenlights new sci-fi series
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur will be directing the sci-fi series Katla for Netflix.
The premise is that “after the violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vik is dramatically disturbed. As people evacuate the area, the ice near the volcano starts to melt. 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 honored to be the first Icelandic production team to be commissioned to deliver a full series. 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,” stated Kormákur.
The eight part series is written by Sigurjón Kjartansson, Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Davíð Már Stefánsson and will be produced by RVK Studios. Katla will launch on Netflix worldwide. Launch date is still to be announced.
Top Photo: Baltasar Kormákur in Contraband (2012). Courtesy: Universal Studios.