Occupied & Norsemen Set For Premiere At Haugesund

As part of a move to shine a spotlight on Nordic TV drama, the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund (19–25 August 2017) will premiere the second seasons of Occupied (Okkupert) and Norsemen (Vikingane). 21st August will see the premiere of the first two episodes of Occupied season two, which will be attended by director Erik Skjoldbjærg, along with actors Henrik Mestad, Janne Heltberg and Eldar Skar. The first season showed how a European energy crisis ensued when Norway ended the production

Occupied Season Two Will Take Even Greater Risks

Occupied (Okkupert), which returns for season two this autumn, will take even greater risks than the first according to director Erik Skjoldbjærg. Based on an original idea by ​​Jo Nesbø, the first season of Occupied showed how an environmental disaster led to the election of a Green Prime Minister, bringing to an end the production of gas and oil. An energy crisis ensued in Europe resulting in an EU backed Russian invasion of Norway tasked with resuming production. In the second season,

Russia Reminds Sweden That Occupied Is Work Of Fiction

In response to the Swedish premiere of Occupied (Okkupert) on SVT, the Russian Embassy has posted on Facebook a reminder to Sweden that the series is nothing more than a work of fiction, and expresses regret that Russia should be portrayed in such a negative light: "Back in August 2015, with regards to the premiere of Occupied in Norway, the Russian Embassy in Oslo and the Foreign Office expressed their regret over the tendentious design of the film, in which Russia

Season Two Of Occupied Begins Filming This Autumn

The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) has awarded a grant of 6,500,000 NOK for a second season of Occupied (Okkupert). The overall budget is 75,000,000 NOK for an eight episode run to be directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg. Filming begins this autumn, and is expected to air in autumn 2017. Occupied is based on an original idea by Jo Nesbø and takes place in Norway in the near future. Occupied season two will look at what happens to a country and its

Occupied Sets Ratings Record For TV2

On Sunday 663,000 viewers watched the first episode of TV2's new drama Occupied (Okkupert), which gave TV 2 a 53.4% share of viewers aged 20-49. This is a new record for a drama premiere on TV2, narrowly beating Acquitted (Frikjent) which had 660,000 viewers when it premiered in March of this year. In a statement, Head of Drama Christopher Haug said: "Waking up to such figures makes a drama boss question if he's really awake or not. This feels like