Walter Presents returns to Norway to navigate The River
Staff Reporter | On 19, Dec 2018Reading time: 2 mins
Walter Presents is returning to Norway in the New Year to navigate The River.
The chilling story of a far-flung town drowning in secrets, mysteries and conspiracy, it takes us to the small village of Djupelv, which straddles the Norwegian/Russian border. Well within the Arctic Circle, the winters are long and dark. Everyone knows everyone and there are no secrets in this close-knit community – or so it seems.
During one of NATO’S winter exercises a dismembered hand is discovered in the river by a local Sami girl. Thomas, the local police officer starts investigating the grisly discovery, despite firm warnings from his superiors. When the girl disappears and is later found murdered by army officer Mia Holt he becomes even more suspicious that something sinister is afoot. Mia and Thomas continue together in their search for the truth and are forced to look at this small community in a new light. Why are the authorities passive? Why are the locals staying so tight-lipped? And what is hidden up there in the mountains?
The Nordic Noir joins a number of series from Norway on Walter Presents, including Acquitted, Valkyrien, Hellfjord, Eyewitness and Young and Promising. The series is based on true events – the story of an outsider, who slowly, but surely understands that the small community is entangled in a web of lies, and that a small group are willing to do anything to prevent the truth from coming out.
Filmed in frozen barren landscapes, the eight-part thriller stars Ingeborg Raustøl, plus Espen Reboli Bjerke and Dennis Storhøi, both of whom Walter Presents viewers will recognise from the series Mammon.
The River premieres on Channel 4 at 10.30pm on Monday 14th January, with the entire series then immediately available to view as a box set on All 4.