Vikingane Goes Global As Norsemen On Netflix

Norwegian six-part comedy Norsemen (Vikingane), which was simultaneously filmed in both Norwegian and English, has been picked up by Netflix for release in late July 2017. It won Best Comedy at the Gullruten Awards this year. Vikingane, created by Jonas Torgersen and Jon Iver Helgaker, is said to be a cross between Monty Python and Game Of Thrones. Set in the year 790, a Roman named Rufus is kidnapped and taken as a slave to the Viking village of Norheim. He

Dicte Season Two DVD Release Confirmed For UK

Acorn Media has announced that season two of Dicte Crime Reporter, starring Iben Hjejle and Dar Salim, will be released on DVD in the UK on 14th August, following its run on More4 which starts Friday 7th July. In season two, Dicte is contacted by her father who she has been estranged from for many years and a sudden tragic turn of events finds her investigating a prostitution ring, diamond smuggling and a hit-and-run that links them. From football hooliganism and match

Dragon Tattoo Star Michael Nyqvist Has Died Aged 56

Michael Nyqvist, star of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, died on Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 56. A representative released a statement which read: "It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer." "Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma

Iben Hjejle To Star In Netflix Nordic Debut The Rain

Netflix has announced that Iben Hjejle (Dicte) and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Legacy) will star in its first original Scandinavian drama, The Rain, which began filming on Monday. The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte), and is set in a post apocalyptic Copenhagen ten years after a biological catastrophe has wiped out most of Scandinavia's population. Two young siblings embark on a search for safety. Guided only by their father's

Aksel Hennie Awarded Nymphe d’Or For Best Actor

On Tuesday, the 57th Festival de Télévision in Monte-Carlo awarded the Nymphe d’Or for Best Actor to Aksel Hennie for his role in Nobel, against stiff competition from Gustaf Hammarsten (Midnight Sun), Jude Law (The Young Pope), and Rufus Sewell (Victoria). Nobel follows Lieutenant Erling Riiser (Aksel Hennie) from the Armed Forces Special Commando Unit who heads home to Norway after a long tour in Afghanistan. He soon becomes a pawn in an international game of politics, and as the stakes