DEAD MOUNTAIN is part of Topic’s Summer of Suspense along with additional titles, THE KILLING (Forbrydelsen), THE BRIDGE (Broen) and FOLLOW THE MONEY (Bedrag). Keep an eye out for their exclusive streaming info, coming soon!
Based on the de-classified files of the real-life case, The Dyatlov Pass Incident, that had people spinning wild theories all over the world for more than 60 years, ranging from avalanches, to secret weapon tests, to alien interference.
January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well-experienced hikers, they never reach their destination. As their bodies turn up a month later, it leaves local investigators puzzled. Their tent was cut open from the inside, they are found frozen stiff in their underwear spread around the camp, some are even partially mangled. Whom or what did they run from? Why did they die, and how? When Oleg, a KGB major, arrives in the province, his inquiry is to be held strictly confidential. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. With the help of Katya, the local medical examiner, Oleg is hell-bent on finding the truth. But the more he learns, the more it becomes clear: The reason the students died will never see the light of day. No one can ever know what really happened. No one. Except him.
Director by Evgeny Nikishov; Written by Ilya Kulikov, Alexsandr Sysoev and Vasiliy Vnukov; Produced by Valeriy Fedorovich and Evgeniy Nikishov; Starring Mariya Lugovaya, Aleksey Bardukov, Ivan Mulin and Pyotr Fyodorov.
*Premiering Season 1 Exclusively on Topic on September 2nd*
*Followed by 1 Episode each week till October 7th*