When it comes to murder (s) mysteries, one major issue is slow-burn, where viewers get agitated and impatient to know ‘what the hell is going on’. But The Valhalla Murders does not keep you waiting. The subplots move at a quick pace and one of the leads is a super cool, strong woman. What’s more? A serial killer is loose in Iceland!
Of course, the premise itself was enough to get crime show addicts interested. Now, fans want to know what the future holds for the series. Here’s all the intel we have gathered about The Valhalla Murders season 2.
The Valhalla Murders Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
The Valhalla Murders season 1 released on March 13, 2020, on Netflix, in all its entirety of eight episodes.
When the series originally debuted on RUV on December 26, 2019, BBC branded it as a ‘Nordic noir’ that ‘ticks the right boxes for addictive viewing this winter.’ Moreover, we already know about the trend of murder thrillers. If they manage to grab the attention of fans, they usually make it to multiple seasons, even if initially planned as a one-off.
And The Valhalla Murders seems to be headed in this very direction. We are positive that it will get another season in the coming months. If renewed, you can expect The Valhalla Murders season 2 to premiere sometime in 2021.
The Valhalla Murders Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of The Valhalla Murders is led by renowned Icelandic actors such as Nína Dögg Filippudóttir as Kata, Björn Thors as Arnar, and Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson as Erlingur in the main roles.
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir is best known for her roles in Fangar, Children, and King’s Road while Björn Thors is recognized for his performances in Reykjavik Guesthouse: Rent a Bike, Frost, and Come to Harm. Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson has previously appeared in Mið-Íslanda and Áramótaskaup.
When season 2 happens, most of the lead cast to reprise their original roles.
The Valhalla Murders Plot: What is it about?
The Valhalla Murders introduces us to police profiler, Arnar, who is transferred from Copenhagen to Reykjavik to help apprehend a serial killer, who is plaguing the streets of Iceland. The murders involve senior men who have all been brutally tortured and then slain. After arriving in Iceland, Anrar is teamed up with senior inspector Kata, who is not at all pleased with the interference.
However, the duo is compelled to set their differences aside and trace the killer before time runs out. They catch a teen who was discovered leaving the murder scene of the second victim. The cops get more suspicious when they uncover that the boy is not revealing everything he knows. As the investigation proceeds, it is found that the murders are interlinked to the past — when an old child abuse case emerges from the 80s — which is connected to current child abuse that is happening in Reykjavik. But the question is, how are both the cases related?
The series gradually sheds light on the inner struggles of the central characters. We learn that Arnar was a victim of physical abuse when his father discovered he was gay. On the other hand, Kata is still dealing with her drug addiction. The whole story is about how the past can come back to haunt you anytime and you can never truly escape your memories.
The Valhalla Murders Trailer
While we wait for an update on season 2, watch the trailer for season 1 right here.
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