Kim Bodnia Confirms Reason For Leaving The Bridge

The actor Kim Bodnia has spoken for the first time about leaving The Bridge in an interview with EkstraBladet, and briefly explained why he no longer wanted to be a part of the series. Although only confirming previous speculation, Bodnia admitted that he was not happy with the journey that Martin Rhode would take in the third season so chose to leave the series. Previously, Hans Rosenfeldt, head writer and creator of The Bridge had given his own account in an interview

Season Two of Acquitted Goes Into Production

A second season of Acquitted (Frikjent) will premiere Autumn 2016 on TV2 in Norway, with a budget of 60 million kroner. Series writers Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anna Bache-Wiig say that are well in to the writing process: "We have been working on season two of Frikjent for over a year, so of course we are incredibly happy that it is finally going into production. It is always exciting when actors and directors are beginning to grasp the material, and the universe

Anneke Von Der Lippe Wins Emmy For Eyewitness

Norwegian actress Anneke von der Lippe has won the International Emmy Award for her role as Sheriff Helen Sikkeland in the TV series Eyewitness (Øyevitne) produced by NRK Drama, making her the first Norwegian actor to win an Emmy. Von der Lippe became the first Norwegian actress to be nominated for an International Emmy in 2005 for her part as Health Minister in NRK’s political thriller Ved Kongens Bord, but lost out to He Lin from China for Slave Mother. This

Emmy Nomination Opens Talks For US Remake Of Eyewitness

Anneke von der Lippe's nomination for an International Emmy for her role as Sheriff Helen Sikkeland in Eyewitness (Øyevitne) may lead to a US remake. "There are no Danish or Swedish series nominated this year, so we are glad that we can represent the Nordic countries. For Anneke von der Lippe it is a great achievement - even more than when she was nominated in 2005, since international TV drama has evolved very much since then," says NRK Drama Director Ivar Køhn. "We

Filming Begins On Crime Drama Before We Die

Producer Maria Nordenberg, director Simon Kaijser and actors Adam Pålsson and Marie Richardson, who collaborated on the successful Swedish TV drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves, are to reunite for a new crime drama entitled Innan Vi Dör (Before We Die). Written by Niklas Rockström (Thicker Than Water) and Wilhelm Behrman, Before We Die is an emotional and unpredictable story in ten parts which examines the strength of family ties, brutal power struggles in the underworld, and personal sacrifice. Maria Richardsson