It has been revealed that Norway’s TV2 is developing a new drama about the race between Norway and the United Kingdom to be the first to reach the South Pole.
In an interview with Filter Film & TV, TV2 Head Of Drama, Christopher Haug, says:
“It is true that we are developing a TV series about this story. Hopefully it will become a big new television series on TV 2 in a year or two… This could become an international series. It is a story that is strong both in Norway and England, so it is no exaggeration to say that there could be a relationship.”
The first men to reach the Geographic South Pole were the Norwegian Roald Amundsen and his party on December 14, 1911. Almost at the same, and unaware of his competition, British Explorer Robert F Scott headed to Antarctica with the Terra Nova Expedition.
Scott along with four other men reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912, thirty-four days after Amundsen. On the return journey, Scott and his team died of starvation and hypothermia.
The project is still in the research phase, and so far the only person attached to the project is director Per-Olav Sørensen, the man behind The Saboteurs and upcoming drama Nobel for NRK.