New Norwegian crime series MONSTER wins European Script Award

The upcoming Norwegian crime series Monster has picked up the European Script Award at the Helsinki Script Conference over the weekend, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond reports.

The European Script Award is awarded annually by the European Broadcasting Union and the European Alliance for Television and Culture to upcoming scriptwriters.

The series stars Norwegian actor Jakob Oftebro as Joel Dreyer, an opportunistic career hunter and special investigator who is sent to northern Norway to solve a murder case. In the new environment, he finds himself like a fish out of water, and his arrogance and lack of social skills lead him to make some fatal mistakes. Monster is a character-driven drama that blends elements of spirituality and brutality in a world where nature is ruthless.

Monster is due to air on Norwegian television this autumn, but when is it screen overseas, I hear you murmuring? Not much is known about an international release, but world sales are being handled by DRG, so hopefully, something will come of it soon.

You can see the poster below:

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.