New Norwegian Viking comedy series filmed in Norwegian and English

The new comedy drama from NRK, Vikingane, has been filmed in both Norwegian and English.

The series is said to be a cross between Monty Python and Game of Thrones. The series is set in the year 790 when a Roman named Rufus is kidnapped and taken as a slave to the Viking village of Avaldsnes Haugesund.

Producer, Anders Tangen, told Dagbladet: “We hope this solution sets a standard in Norway for some type of dramas. We already have several series where we are considering doing the same.”

“The purpose is to make the job of selling the series abroad easier. We avoid the cumbersome process of making the series again, and Norwegian actors get to show themselves off.”

The series will premiere on NRK this autumn.


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.