A new television series titled Magnus is coming from Viafilm, the company behind the hugely successful series Norsemen, the Nordisk Film og TV Fond reports.
The sereis will be about an eccentric former police officer called Magnus wjo goes unercover, disguised as a chest of drawers, to solve a case. Accompanied by his sidekick Dan, a suicidal and easily swayed officer, the two throw themselves into an investigation that includes a traumatised Polish construction worker, mysterious farmers, an unstable fangirl, a secret military operation, corrupt policemen and the odd troll. Sounds good to us!
The series, much like Norsemen, will be shot in both English and Norwegian. It won’t take place in the Viking Age like the previous film, but rather will be set in a sci-fi/crime contemporary world. The series will appeal to fans of shows like Stranger Things and will have a character-driven plot with lots of visual effects.
Magnus is produced by Anders Tangen. Norwegian actor Vidar Magnussen [+] (pictured) is behind the series, having recently directed the sold-out Norwegian version of The Book of Mormon, which premiered in Oslo earlier this year. Magnussen will also play Magnus and Pål Rønning will plan Dan. Geir Henning Hopland is also attached to the series.
The 6×30 minute episodes will start filming on the 22nd of January 2018 in Norway.