Hero Of The Seas Awaits Green Light From NRK

An epic drama based on Hero Of The Seas (En sjøens helt) by Jon Michelet, who died on Saturday, is in development for NRK with a budget of NOK 130-150 million. The series of novels has sold 800,000 copies so far and the sixth volume, Krigerens hjemkomst, will be published this autumn. If greenlit, season one will be an adaptation of the first volume in the series, Skogsmatrosen, where 18-year-old Halvor Skramstad joins the Norwegian merchant navy in December 1939, and

Obituary: Jon Michelet

Norwegian author and journalist Jon Michelet lost his battle against cancer on Saturday night. He died, surrounded by close family, at 73 years of age. Since his literary debut in 1975 with Den drukner ei som henges skal, Jon Michelet has been one of Norway's most critically acclaimed and best-selling authors. He won the Riverton Prize twice for Best Norwegian Crime Novel: in 1980 with the first Vilhelm Thygesen book, entitled White As Snow (Hvit som snø), and then in 2001 with

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

State of Happiness Best Script At Canneseries

Norwegian period drama State of Happiness (Lykkeland), starring Pia Tjelta and Per Kjerstad, was presented with awards for Best Script and Best Score at the inaugural Canneseries drama festival on Wednesday, but was edged out by When Heroes Fly (Israel) for the accolade of Best Drama. It’s 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger and international oil companies have been test-drilling for years, but nothing has been found. They are in the process of leaving when, on Christmas Eve, a

Joachim Trier To Be Critics Week Jury President

Norwegian director Joachim Trier has been appointed President of the jury at the 57th La Semaine de la Critique, which was created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics to focus on discovering new directing talents in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. Trier made his mark on the Croisette in 2011 with his second feature, Oslo August 31st, which screened as part of Un Certain Regard. He then returned to the Official Selection in 2015 with Louder than