Óskar Thór Axelsson’s stylish neo-noir adapted from the Stella Blomkvist crime novels by Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, Andri Óttarsson and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, was nominated for last year’s Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize.

Jan Diedrichsen, Executive Director, Sundance Now said: “The Sundance brand is synonymous with great storytelling, and Stella Blómkvist is sure to appeal to Sundance Now’s discerning subscriber base, who come to the service for high-quality original content from around the globe.”

The six part series had previously been sold to NBC Universal Global networks for Spain and the French-speaking territories.

At home the series has attracted record audiences on Síminn TV, more than doubling the channel’s average rating’; a second season has been commissioned.

Viaplay’s first Icelandic Original premiered across the Nordics in spring 2018.

Sagafilm was in Göteborg this week with The Flatey Enigma, nominated for the Nordisk Film & TV Prize and the upcoming political show The Minister, introduced as work in progress.