The Danish miniseries Hope (Håbet) set in 1899 has just started filming, with Oscar nominated Christian E. Christiansen behind the camera. The premiere on TV2 is set for the fall 2018.

Hope is based on an original script by Ina Bruhn entitled The Wish that tells of the 15-year-old Marie who set on a mission to find her father who has gone missing at sea. Disguised as a boy, she boards the vessel ‘Håbet’ on a dramatic journey at sea from Denmark to Norway, full of danger, injustice, friendship and love.

Håbet is a great story about a young girl’s struggle to break free from the fate that society at the time has set for her, and chooses instead to become a strong and independent woman. It’s a compelling story about finding your origin, who you are and about growing up. Katrine Vogelsang, TV2 Head of Drama

Newcomer Anine Lindvig cast as Marie is joined by actors Lars Brygmann (Dicte-Crime reporter), Lars Ranthe (The Hunt), Molly Blixt Egelind (Love is All You Need) and Jon Lange (Something’s Rockin). It is show in Funen and several historical harbour cities and locations such as Bogense, Faaborg and Svendborg. It is produced by Zentropa for TV2, in co-production with Film Fyn, Film i Väst, with support from the Danish Film Institute’s Public Service Fund, in collaboration with NRK, TV4/C More. TrustNordisk handles world sales.

Featured photo by Christian-Geisnæs

Source: Nordic Film & TV Fund