HBO Nordic has revealed an international trailer for its first Norwegian original, six-part science fiction comedy drama Beforeigners (Fremvandrerne) starring Nicolai Cleve Broch (Acquitted) and Krista Kosonen (Blade Runner 2049).
The series follows a new phenomenon as powerful flashes of light occur in the oceans around the world and people from the the Stone Age, Viking era and late 19th Century mysteriously begin to appear.
Nicknamed ‘beforeigners’, these strangers have no idea what happened or why. Only one thing is certain: they keep coming and there is no way back home for them.
A couple of years later, Alfhildr (Krista Kosonen) from the Viking Age is partnered with burned-out police officer Lars Haaland (Nicolai Cleve Broch) as part of the police department’s integration scheme, and, while investigating the murder of a beforeigner, they begin to unravel a mass conspiracy behind the origin of the newcomers.
The cast also includes Agnes Kittelsen (Max Manus) as Lars’ ex wife Marie, Stig Amdam (Occupied) as police chief Harald Eriksen, Stig Henrik Hoff (The Thing) as Tommy, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdottir (Bjarnfreðarson) as Urd, and Eili Harboe (Thelma) as Ada.
Directed by Jens Lien (Occupied), Beforeigners is written by Lilyhammer co-creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin. It has a budget of NOK 69 million and has been awarded NOK 9.5 million in production support from the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI).