Wilderness follows an optimistic school teacher looking for a fresh start in a small Norwegian town that is home to a corrupt sheriff, an alcoholic shepherd, a nature-loving bootlegger, a God-hating pastor and a grieving pimp. Unfortunately, outsiders don’t always fare well here.
Commissioning editor, Hanne Palmquist, said: “Kim Fupz has created an original bunch of flawed yet wonderful characters living in a far-flung place where civilisation is a choice rather than a given,.. It is bold, at times totally hilarious – and human all the way,”.
EVP of Programming at HBO Europe, Antony Root, added: “The creative team perfectly reflects our ambition to work with the finest talent from the region on series that are authored, authentic and stand-out from the crowd.”
Wilderness begins filming in Norway this summer. Casting has yet to be announced.