SVT Slates Sisters Period Drama For Christmas

SVT has announced that filming has just begun for new three-part relationship drama Systrar (Sisters), directed by Kristina Humle (Before We Die). Set in Ystad during the summer of 1968, Sisters follows newly graduated journalist Karin (Mikaela Knapp) whose dream is to work at Stockholm Dagblad but takes a summer job with a local newspaper. Karin then rents a room with the family who owns both the newspaper and a hotel in the city, and soon forms a close friendship with

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

Badehotellet Returns For Season Six In 2019

On Monday evening, the fifth season of Badehotellet drew to a close on TV2 Danmark, and so has the first part of the story. However, writers Stig Thorsboe and Hanna Lundblad have revealed that it will return in 2019. When we return to the Andersen Badehotel in Jutland for the sixth season next year, it will be the summer of 1939 and the spectre of World War II looms as the story moves on six years since we last met its

State of Happiness To Compete At Canneseries

Eight-part period drama State of Happiness (Lykkeland), has been selected for the inaugural Canneseries Competition (4 - 11 April), with a story about a changing nation and four people who are thrown into a whirlwind of opportunities. It will premiere on NRK this autumn. It’s the summer of 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger. International oil companies have been test-drilling for years, but nothing has been found and they are in the process of leaving. However, on Christmas Eve 1969,

Asger Leth Connected With Jakob Ejersbo’s Liberty

Director Asger Leth has revealed that five-part drama Liberty, which premieres as part of the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 – 25 February), reflects some experiences that he shares with Jakob Ejersbo, upon whose novel and childhood the series is based. Asger Leth says: "My father lives in Haiti, and has done for over 30 years. I came to Haiti for the first time when I was 12-13 years old... So I've also lived a life