Gustaf Skarsgård For 438 Dagar Prison Biopic

SF Studios has announced that Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings) and Matias Varela (Narcos) will star in 438 dagar (438 Days), based on the true story of journalist Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, who were sentenced to 11 years in an Ethiopian prison for terrorism. In 2011 Martin Schibbye (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Johan Persson (Matias Varela) crossed the border from Somalia into Ethiopia to report on how the pursuit for oil had affected those living in the conflict-ridden region of Ogaden. Five

Dag Heads Stateside With A Creative Twist

Hit TV2 comedy Dag, starring Atle Antonsen, is backed by Lionsgate for a US remake based in Seattle. In 2011, 20th Century Fox bought a one year rights option, but now the rights have been returned things will be different. This time Dag is being sold on condition that the Norwegian team should be involved in creating the US version. Anders Tangen will produce along with Steve McPherson (Desperate Housewives, Modern family), and Øystein Karlsen will write the series with Ric

Dag Earns Place In Top Five Shows Of 2015

The Independent has announced its top five shows of the year, and included Dag amongst its number, saying that it "proved that Norway could successfully create left-field HBO-style comedy." When asked by VG to comment on this accolade from a British newspaper, Atle Antonsen said: "Of course it's really fun to get a nod from a quality paper in an empire that can do TV, drama and entertainment, and where competition is so fierce and diversity so overwhelming." "Honours primarily go to

SVT Slates Sisters Period Drama For Christmas

SVT has announced that filming has just begun for new three-part relationship drama Systrar (Sisters), directed by Kristina Humle (Before We Die). Set in Ystad during the summer of 1968, Sisters follows newly graduated journalist Karin (Mikaela Knapp) whose dream is to work at Stockholm Dagblad but takes a summer job with a local newspaper. Karin then rents a room with the family who owns both the newspaper and a hotel in the city, and soon forms a close friendship with

HBO Nordic Orders Sci-fi Original Beforeigners

The first HBO Nordic original project to be ordered from from Norway will be eight-part science fiction drama Beforeigners (Fremvandrerne), written by Lilyhammer co-creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin about travellers seeking refuge from another time. Two individuals appear in Oslo under mysterious circumstances, but are just the first of many to arrive from the past who seek refuge in our time. However, The main focus of the series takes place seven years later, as the community is transformed by the