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

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

US Remake Of Maniac To Star Jonah Hill & Emma Stone

The Norwegian series Maniac about the fantasy world of a resident in a mental institution has been picked up by Paramount TV and Anonymous Content for a US remake starring Jonas Hill and Emma Stone. 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 project will be directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) and is