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

Skam Adds Language Award To Trophy Collection

Norwegian teen drama Skam (Shame), which recently won Best Digital Original at the C21 Drama Awards, has now picked up the 2016 Nordic Association Language Award for its contribution to positive attitudes between neighbouring Nordic languages. 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. The Nordic Association said: "Skam shows that Scandinavian

John Carew To Star In Football Drama Home Ground

NRK has announced that its NOK 70 million drama Home Ground (Hjemmebane) will star Ane Dahl Torp (Occupied) as the first female football manager in Norway's Premier League, with John Carew as a player on the verge of retirement who returns home to end his career in Norway. Home Ground will follow manager of fictional team Varg i Ulsteinvik, Helena Mikkelsen (Ane Dahl Torp), as she navigates her way through the misogynistic world of professional football, facing a lack of respect

Norwegian Drama Nobel To Be Shown In 200 Countries

Aftenposten reports that NRK thriller Nobel will be shown on Netflix in 200 countries following a deal with international rights distributor DRG. In Nobel, just 24 hours after returning home to Oslo from a tour of Afghanistan, Erling Riser is given orders to kill an Afghan man on the street. When he discovers the orders were not sent by the Head of Intelligence he must find out who is sending them and why he is being used as a hitman. Producer Hakon