A third season of OCCUPIED has been confirmed

A third season of the hit Norwegian political series Occupied has been confirmed by the Norwegian Film Institute, which announced its latest round of television production funding this morning.

The series co-creator and director Erik Skjoldbjærg and the production company Yellow Bird Norge AS has been granted NOK 3,500,000 ($451,000 USD) in production support for the third season, which will premiere on Viaplay.

Season two of Occupied premiered in Norway last September, and has recently been released on Netflix in major territories including the USA. Sadly, it was removed from the British Netflix shortly after being released for reasons that remain unknown. It will premiere on Sky Atlantic on the 18th of April. 

No release details, plot-lines or casting details have been announced for season three.

You can read our interview with Erik Skjoldbjærg here. 

Three other series received production support from the NFI. First up is a second series of the Norwegian sport series Home Ground, which premiered on NRK back in February after a successful screening at the Berlin Film Festival.

Here are brief notes about the other Norwegian series that have received funding:

  • Migrants, which is being made by the team behind Lilyhammer and will be distributed on HBO Nordic, received production support. It received NOK 9,500,000 and is about what happens when people from different backgrounds migrate to Norway in the present day.
  • The series Kieler Street has been awarded NOK 4,150,000 in production support. The action takes place in Scandinavia’s apparently least criminal municipality.
  • Dirty Snow has been rewarded NOK 3,700,000 and is based on Mahmona Khan’s youth novel of the same name.
  • The youth series Sööfe received NOK 1,000,000. It is about an eleven-year-old girl who searches for her Sami identity.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.