The Icelandic webseries Circledrawers, directed by Ólafur Jóhannesson, premiered on the internet on May 1 and since then one episode has been aired online each week, available to everyone. The series are the first of a kind in Iceland.
“It is a certain experiment, to present this world of angels in this way. To see if people are interested in the material and whether there is reason to continue developing the project,” director Jóhannesson said, according to a press release from Poppoli Pictures.
Circledrawers tell the story of a group of angels with the same name, who rank lowest in the angels’ social hierarchy.
They are in charge of certain projects, such as making sure that a flower-pot falls on the head of the right person and helping people to cross the border between life and death.
Hilmir Snaer Gudnason.
The dream of each Circledrawer is to complete their list of projects before they die so that they will receive their reward, to be born as a human being.
Sopranos actor Steve Schirripa plays a role in the series as do some well-known Icelandic actors, including Hilmir Snaer Gudnason, Benedikt Erlingsson and Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir.
The screenplay was written by Jóhannesson and Stefan Schaefer. The duo also worked together on the comedy The Higher Force.
All nine episodes of Circledrawers can be watched on multimedia websites like blip.tv and youtube.com and the pilot is also available on the project’s official website, where the series can be bought in its entirety.