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Created by Erik Richter Strand
Written by
Directed by Erik Richter Strand
Composer(s) Marius Christiansen
Country of origin Norway
Original language(s) Norwegian
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Tone Rønning
Cinematography Johan-Fredrik Bodtker
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s)
Budget NOK 65 million (USD 8.2 million; GBP 6.4 million)[1]
Original network NRK1
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release 1 January (2017-01-01) – 12 February 2017 (2017-02-12)

Valkyrien (English: Valkyrie) is a 2017 Norwegian TV series first broadcast by NRK1.[2] The series combines elements of the "Scandi noir" school of television with medical drama, crime drama and "a palpable sense of the paranoia induced by operating on the edges of society", drawing favorable comparisons with AMC's Breaking Bad.[3][4][5]

It was named after the closed metro station Valkyrien in Oslo.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2017)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Undergrunnen (The Underground)"[6]Erik Richter StrandErik Richter Strand, Thomas Torjussen1 January 2017 (2017-01-01)
2"Styx"[6]Erik Richter StrandErik Richter Strand, Thomas Torjussen1 January 2017 (2017-01-01)
3"Vinn Vinn (Win Win)"[6]Erik Richter StrandErik Richter Strand, Thomas Torjussen8 January 2017 (2017-01-08)
4"Pro Bono Publico"[6]Erik Richter StrandErik Richter Strand, Bjørn Ekeberg15 January 2017 (2017-01-15)
5"TEOTWAWKI"[6]Erik Richter StrandKathrine Valen Zeiner22 January 2017 (2017-01-22)
6"Blindgjenger (UXO)"[6]Erik Richter StrandBjørn Ekeberg29 January 2017 (2017-01-29)
7"Post Mortem"[6]Erik Richter StrandErik Richter Strand, Kathrine Valen Zeiner5 February 2017 (2017-02-05)
8"SHTF"[6]Erik Richter StrandErik Richter Strand, Bjørn Ekeberg12 February 2017 (2017-02-12)


Mark Strong is set to star in an English language remake by Hera Pictures that will be set in London rather than Oslo.[7] It was commissioned as Temple in late August, 2018.[8]


  1. ^ "Norwegian TV Goes Underground With Valkyrien". Nordic Drama. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (13 August 2017). "APOCALYPSE NOW: Scandi noir just got even darker with this dystopian drama". The Sunday Times. London. p. 17.
  3. ^ Tate, Gabriel (14 August 2017). "A new genre is born: the Scandi-medi-noir". The Times. London. p. 10.
  4. ^ Bennion, Chris (12 August 2017). "Critic's choice: Valkyrien". The Times. London. p. 28.
  5. ^ "Valkyrien: One heck of a ride". The Sunday Times. London. 13 August 2017. p. 44.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Valkyrien: Episode Guide". Channel 4. August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  7. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (2 May 2017). "Hera Pictures Takes English-Language Rights To 'Valkyrien'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  8. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (21 August 2018). "Mark Strong, Carice Van Houten & Daniel Mays To Star In Sky & Hera Pictures Drama 'Temple'".

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