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New television series receive funding from the Nordisk Film og TV Fond

A selection of new television series and new seasons have been confirmed to be receiving funding from the Nordisk Film og TV Fond, a pan-Scandinavian funding body.

The funding announcement has confirmed that the Norwegian sports drama Home Ground will return for a second season. The second season has been granted NOK 2,000,000 and will follow Helena Mikkelsen (played by Ane Dahl Torp), as she has now earned her place as the female coach of the football team Varg in Ulsteinvik. However, new her acceptance may also prove to be a challenge. Home Ground won Best TV Drama, Best Female Actor and Best Male Actor at the recent Gullrutten (Norwegian Emmy) Awards. Despite this, no international release date has been announced for the series.

The other major productions announced are all Swedish. The Swedish series Summer of 68 received NOK 2.1 million. The mini-series follows three young women who manage to stir things up in a small community where people have barely heard of the May 68 protests in Paris. Production starts on the 4th of June, with a premiere set for later in the year.

There is also the Swedish series Tsunami has received NOK 1.95 million and will be directed by The Bridge director Henrik Georgsson. When the tsunami hits Southeast Asia, some people are forced to make choices that have major consequences for themselves and others nearby. Filming will start in October and the series will be released next year.

A risky deal involving a Swedish investment banker in Moscow makes up the premise for The Conductor, which received NOK 2.95 million. It’s based on the first book in the Moscow Noir trilogy by Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander Engström.

You can learn more over at the Nordisk Film og TV Fond. 

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.

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