After a record breaking opening in Norway for a drama series on TV2 (660,000 viewers), Frikjent (Acquitted) had a 30.5 % share with 1,038,000 Swedish viewers when it premiered on SVT1, making it a five year record for a Nordic TV series on SVT.
Now, with a budget of 60 million kroner, preparations are underway to start filming next month.
Series co-writer Anna Bache-Wiig says: “We start filming in February and we will be in Western Norway and Oslo. There’s a bit more in Western Norway than last time.”
“There are many secrets that have not been told and when we were asked to write this season it was important for us to dig into ourselves and see if the story was finished. In the bag we found some caramels that we had not used.”
TV2 Head Of Drama, Christopher Haug, has previously said: “Development of season two of Frikjent has shown that its story is by no means complete, it has grown on us and we are fully confident this season will be even better than season one. If you liked season one then you will love season two… We look forward to offering yet another quality drama.”
Frikjent (Acquitted) is the story of Aksel Borgen who was a teenager when he was acquitted for the murder of his girlfriend, Karine, and subsequently left town. 20 years later, after becoming a successful businessman in Asia, Aksel has returned to save a local firm. His homecoming reminds people of the terrible murder that remains solved.
Season two of Frikjent has not been given an official launch date but is expected to return to TV2 in the autumn.