Created by Sigurjón Kjartansson, Baltasar Kormákur, “Katla” is an Icelandic sci-fi mystery thriller drama, starring Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, Íris Tanja Flygenring, and Ingvar Sigurdsson, set one year after the violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vik is dramatically disturbed, the first season of which premiered on Thursday, June 17, 2021, on Netflix.
In Iceland, after the subglacial volcano has been erupting continuously for a whole year, Grima is still looking for her missing sister who disappeared the day the eruption started. As her hope of ever finding her body is fading, the residents of the surrounding area start to have visits from unexpected guests.
There might be something hidden under the glacier no one could have foreseen.
The eight episodes follow Vík’s remaining residents, including Grima (played by Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, a.k.a Icelandic singer GDRN), who remains tethered to the damn-near apocalyptic conditions of her hometown, despite the disappearance of her sister Ása (Íris Tanja Flygenring) during the eruption and the suicide of their mother in their childhood years. She works closely with the head of police, Gísli (Þorsteinn Bachmann), as a rescue worker, and quickly finds herself entrenched in the mystery affecting her village as the arriving changelings gradually unravel them mentally and cause them to confront their demons.
Where can I watch “Katla”?
Exclusively available for streaming on Netflix.