Skam Earns Place In Norway Cultural Archive

Kulturnytt reports that NRK youth drama Skam (Shame), which followed the everyday lives of students at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, will have two of its scripts archived in the Norwegian National Library in recognition of their cultural impact.

The 2016 Gullruten winner has attracted a loyal global following since its premiere in 2015, and picked up a number of awards including the Peer Gynt Prize for showing Norway in a positive light abroad, and the LGBT Denmark Salmon Award for going against the tide in its natural portrayal of today’s youth.

Now, the contribution of Skam to the nation’s heritage is considered to be so significant that two scripts from season three along with notes by scriptwriter and director Julie Andem are to be preserved at the Norwegian National Library for the benefit of future generations as part of its cultural archive.

Keen to replicate the show’s success in other territories, Simon Fuller (Idol) bought the rights to produce Skam Austin for Facebook Watch, and localised versions are also lined up for Germany (ZDF/Funk), France (France Télévisions), Italy (Timvision), Spain (Movistar) and the Netherlands (NRT/NPO).