Katla is a real volcano that exists in southern Iceland. Although there have been no violent eruptions since 1918, it remains active with some scientists thinking that it’s well overdue for another one soon.
Netflix has taken the liberty to bring this threat to film, creating a fictional series around it. Set in a remote town in Iceland, the show follows the aftermath of a volcanic eruption. Missing people begin returning to the village covered in ash, with no recollection of where they’d been.
The unnerving trailer shows the fury of natural disasters, clones and psychics. Main plot points have not been revealed so it’s unclear whether we’re dealing with supernatural forces or perhaps something else. However, what’s not unclear is the film aesthetics thanks to the country’s beautiful scenery.
Watch the trailer below.
The official synopsis reads: “One year after the violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vik has been dramatically disturbed. As people evacuate the area, mysterious elements that have been deeply frozen into the glacier from prehistoric times start to emerge from the melting ice and cause consequences no one could ever foresee.”
Katla arrives June 17th.