Season Two Of Acquitted Starts Filming Next Month

After a record breaking opening in Norway for a drama series on TV2 (660,000 viewers), Frikjent (Acquitted) had a 30.5 % share with 1,038,000 Swedish viewers when it premiered on SVT1, making it a five year record for a Nordic TV series on SVT. Now, with a budget of 60 million kroner, preparations are underway to start filming next month. Series co-writer Anna Bache-Wiig says: "We start filming in February and we will be in Western Norway and Oslo. There's a bit

Season Two of Acquitted Goes Into Production

A second season of Acquitted (Frikjent) will premiere Autumn 2016 on TV2 in Norway, with a budget of 60 million kroner. Series writers Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anna Bache-Wiig say that are well in to the writing process: "We have been working on season two of Frikjent for over a year, so of course we are incredibly happy that it is finally going into production. It is always exciting when actors and directors are beginning to grasp the material, and the universe

Nicolai Cleve Broch To Lead HBO Beforeigners

HBO Nordic has announced that Nicolai Cleve Broch (Acquitted) and Krista Kosonen (Blade Runner 2049) will star in its first Norwegian original, eight-part science fiction comedy drama Beforeigners (Fremvandrerne), written by Lilyhammer co-creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin. The series follows a new phenomenon as powerful flashes of light occur in the oceans around the world and people from the the Stone Age, Viking era and late 19th Century mysteriously begin to appear. Nicknamed 'beforeigners', these strangers have no idea what happened

No Golden Bear In Berlin For Erik Poppe Utøya Movie

Erik Poppe's account of the 2011 shootings on the island of Utøya missed out on the Golden Bear in the main competition programme of the Berlin Film Festival, which went to Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not, but is content with the exposure his work was afforded. On 22nd July 2011, far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a van in Oslo killing eight people, then shot dead 69 people at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. U – July 22,

Erik Poppe To Compete For Golden Bear In Berlin

Erik Poppe's film about the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway, U - July 22 (Utøya 22. juli), will compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition programme of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February), where it will also premiere. On 22nd July 2011, far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a van in Oslo killing eight people, then shot dead 69 people at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. In August 2012 he was convicted of