The catastrophic eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla turns a nearby community’s world upside down as mysteries begin to emerge from the ice. Don’t worry; this is just the description of the Icelandic mystery series Katla. Those who have watched season 1 might have identified it. Since the series ended, fans have been hoping for a season 2, and it is happening. Season 2 is supposed to air on June 16th,2022, which is 355 days away. The fans of the show are impatient and excited at the same time.
Like season 1, the television series will be premiering on Netflix. The second season of the show will also have eight episodes like the first season. Other than the cast that appeared in the first season, the second season will introduce some more characters. The main characters in season one were Grima, Gunhild, Darri, Bergrún, Þór, Magnea played by Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð, Aliette Opheim, Björn Thors, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Ingvar Sigurðsson and Sólveig Arnarsdóttir respectively.
Here is a quick info on the first season of Katla to refresh your memories and for the people who are unfamiliar with the story as they haven’t watched it yet. The story takes place in a small village in Iceland called Vik, where a subglacial volcano has been erupting constantly for a whole year. Grima, the central character of our story, has been searching for her sister, who disappeared the day the volcanic eruption started. Her hopes of ever finding her sister start to fade slowly. But that is when the people around the area start to have guests that too unexpected guests… very unexpected ones. That is when it strikes to some that maybe the volcano eruption was not an ordinary one; maybe there is something hidden under the glaciers, something nobody ever imagined.
One thing is for sure the ashes are not the only thing the volcano is spewing out. That seemed interesting, so if mysteries are your cup of tea then this drama is for you. But if you are someone who likes to binge-watch all seasons together, then maybe you should wait till the second season is released to make it more interesting. Though many details of the show’s second season are not revealed, one thing is sure – there will be more deaths and more unexpected guests, and many more twists and cliffhangers.
If you are still confused about watching it, then here are some reviews by viewers, both positive and negative:
Jonathan Wilson (rotten tomatoes): “Katla can be frustrating with how many questions it piles atop of one another without even having provided an answer to the mysteries near the bottom, but it’s also one of those shows that want to knock the entire house of cards down at once.”
Joshua Robinson (Rotten Tomatoes): “ Katla’s eeriness is also the byproduct of its sluggish tempo. For a show in which clones mysteriously appear near a dangerously active volcano, Katla resists the urge to rush things.”
Click on the link to watch the Trailer of Katla season 1