Walter Presents Picks Up Norway’s Answer To Girls

Unge Lovende (Young & Promising), which is based on the personal experiences of its writer Siri Seljeseth, has been picked up by Walter Presents for its UK VOD service.

Unge Lovende, which has been compared favourably to the US series Girls, follows three women in their 20s trying to find themselves in Oslo amongst a myriad of social expectations, ambitions and shattered dreams.

The series begins with Elise (Seljeseth) who, having tried her hand at standup in Los Angeles, has returned home to Norway to renew her visa. There she meets up with her girlfriends Nenne (Gine Cornelia Pedersen) and Alex (Alexandra Gjerpen).

Nenne is an aspiring writer who works in catering as she searches for a publisher, and Alex’s only focus is to get in to the Theatre Academy despite having already failed three times.

Unge Lovende averaged 672,000 viewers when it aired in Norway, but was made available online first and averaged 170,000 viewers, making it NRK’s most watched drama series online.