Free Streaming ‘River’

(Above: ‘The River.’ Source: YouTube screenshot)

The first episode of an eight-part Norwegian thriller The River will stream free on the Walter Presents Facebook page next Wednesday, March 14. It will then be available gratis on Walter Presents itself for one week starting March 15.

The River takes place in Djupelv, a small village near Scandinavia’s northern border with Russia, and is said to be based on actual events.

“During one of NATO’S winter exercises, the remains of a body are discovered in a river by a young girl named Silja. Local police officer Thomas Lønnhøiden starts investigating the discovery and tries to speak to Silja and her family. Then, in a twisted turn of events, Silja disappears and is found dead on military grounds.”

Lønnhøiden “slowly, but surely understands that the small community is entangled in a web of lies, that the elders hide cruel secrets, and that a small group of locals are willing to do anything to prevent the truth from coming out.”

The River stars Espen Reboli Bjerke as Thomas Lønnhøiden, Ingeborg Raustøl as Mia Holt and Dennis Storhøi as Dahl.

The series is in Norwegian with English subtitles.

Viewers can watch the first 42-minute episode on Facebook starting at 8 pm ET on March 14 and accessible until 3 am the following morning. Then, on March 15, and the Walter Presents app will offer free and unlocked access through March 22.

Walter Presents, which launched in early 2017, is a $6.99/month subscription streaming service offering subtitled foreign-language TV dramas. New subscribers can sign-up for a free 30-day trial using the code: THERIVER.

The streamer is accessible online and via iPhone, iPad and Android devices, Apple TV, Amazon Channels, and Roku. For more information, visit

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