US Remake Of Skam Rolls Out On Facebook Watch

Simon Fuller's (Idol) US remake of hit Norwegian teen drama Skam (Shame), which blended its storytelling with social media strands, will roll out on Facebook’s new Watch platform. 2016 Gullruten winner Skam, which followed the heartbreaks, social inadequacies, experimentation and future fears of a group of high school students in Oslo, gained a loyal following in Norway with 1.2m viewers from a population of just 5m. Head of Creative Strategy for Facebook, Ricky Van Veen, said: "When I first heard about

Skam Honoured By LGBT Denmark At Pride Festival

Norwegian drama Skam (Shame) has been honoured with the Salmon Award by LGBT Denmark, which is presented to people or organisations that have gone against the tide. Former winners include former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Morten Kjærum, and Nina Stork. Writer and director of Skam, Julie Andem, and actor Carl Martin Eggesbø who plays Eskild, received the award on the main stage at Rådhuspladsen on Saturday as part of the Copenhagen Pride Festival. Their appearance was accompanied by a video message

Skam Awarded Peer Gynt Prize By Prime Minister

Hit Norwegian youth drama Skam (Shame), which follows the everyday lives of a group of High School students in Oslo, has been awarded the Peer Gynt Prize for exercising social responsibility and showing Norway in a positive light abroad. The prize, which is voted for by politicians at The Storting, was presented to series writer Julie Andem and producer Marianne Furevold-Bolandby by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Peer Gynt Festival in Gudbrandsdalen yesterday. Head of the Peer Gynt Foundation, Rune Støstad,

Iman Meskini Leads Fourth & Final Season Of Skam

It has been announced that Sana Bakkoush (Iman Meskini) will be the protagonist for season four of Skam (Shame), which creator Julie Andem says will be the show's final season. 2016 Gullruten winner Skam, which follows the everyday life of a group of friends at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, has attracted a loyal following throughout the Nordic region since it premiered in Norway in autumn 2015, won Best Digital Original at the C21 Drama Awards, and been picked up

Simon Fuller Buys Rights For US Remake Of Skam

Simon Fuller (Idol) has bought the rights to produce an American version of Skam (Shame). It is planned to go into production in 2017. 2016 Gullruten winner Skam, which follows the everyday life of a group of friends at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, has attracted a loyal following throughout the Nordic region since it premiered in Norway in autumn 2015, and recently won Best Digital Original at the C21 Drama Awards. Fuller told NRK: "Shame has the potential to become