NRK’s forthcoming eight-part drama Atlantic Crossing (Alt for Norge), based on the true story of Crown Princess Märtha’s influence upon World War II, has been awarded a production incentive of over NOK 27,000 by the Norwegian Film Institute.
Atlantic Crossing is an inspiring story of how Crown Princess Märtha of Norway escaped from Nazi occupation to become an influential figure in world politics, living in the White House and determined to convince President Roosevelt to join the war.
Showrunner and director Alexander Eik said: “The Crown Princess’ flight from Norway brought her to the epicentre of world power, the White House… Here she realises, for the first time, that she has real political influence, and becomes an informal, but central figure in Washington’s political scene.”
“Until now, the history of war has always been the history of men: the heroics, the sabotage, the battles. It is high time to show a different perspective, which is why we’ll see these world events through women’s eyes.”
Atlantic Crossing will premiere on NRK in 2020. Production begins this summer on location across Europe and beyond.