Karate Kid Director Boards Norwegian Netflix Thriller

Netflix has announced that production has begun in Skarnes, Norway for an as yet untitled six part Norwegian thriller written by Petter Holmsen and directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid). 

Live Hallangen is declared dead. Hours later on the forensic table she suddenly wakes up with a sudden urge for blood. Meanwhile, her brother Odd tries to keep the family driven funeral home afloat, but there simply aren’t enough people dying in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes.

When Live’s bloodthirst keeps intensifying she soon realizes that this newfound urge can actually solve her brother’s problem. Live now has to learn to control her new dark nature and decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival and the survival of the family business.

The cast includes Kathrine Thorborg Johansen as Live, Elias Holmen Sørensen as Odd, André Sørum as Reinert, Kim Fairchild as Judith, Sarah Khorami as Rose and Terje Strømdahl as Arvid.

Director Harald Zwart said: “I’m excited to be working with Netflix on this truly original story.  We have a great cast,  young, talented actors,  who all embody the blend of Scandinavian mystique and dark humor.”

The untitled project is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2021.

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