Lilyhammer Creators To Deliver New Comedy For TV2

Rubicon TV are to produce Roeng for TV2, a new ten part comedy from the creators of Lilyhammer. It is described as an allegory for the sudden wealth that came with oil and what that did to Norway's self-esteem and position in the world. Roeng (an anagram of Norge) follows the mayor of a small fictional county who gambles the municipality’s reserves on risky hedge funds. He hits the big jackpot and the small community becomes extremely wealthy. However, central government wants

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

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

Filming Begins On Nordic Noir Spoof Sophie Borg

Filming has begun in Gothenburg on Nordic Noir spoof Sophie Borg - Mannen som talade engelska (The Man Who Spoke English), starring Adam Godley (Suits) and Lisa Henni (Easy Money), which premieres Winter 2017 on SVT. Sophie Borg (Lisa Henni) is a true Nordic Noir heroine. She is a loner who does not trust anyone, she has all the answers and will not hesitate to go against her superior's direct orders... and she has a certain lack of self-awareness. When a British

Netflix Orders Straight To Series Remake Of Maniac

The Paramount TV / Anonymous Content remake of Norwegian comedy Maniac has been given a ten episode straight-to-series order by Netflix. As previously reported, the project will star Jonas Hill and Emma Stone, and be directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective). Maniac follows the adventures of Espen and his friend Håkon, who exists only in Espen's head. They live quite happily together until psychologist Mina arrives on the scene to treat Espen's illness. The original TV2 drama, from Lilyhammer