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Norwegian comedy VIKINGANE heading to Netflix

The Norwegian comedy series Vikingane has been picked up by Netflix for a July 2017 release.

The series, which is known as Norsemen in the English version, was filmed simultaneously in Norwegian and English.

Norsemen is described as a mix between Monty Python and Game of Thrones. Set in the year 790, at the start of the Viking Age, a Roman named Rufus is kidnapped and taken as a slave in the Viking village of Norheim. Back in his homeland, he was a cultural figure, but here in the land of the Vikings, they don’t care much for him.

 

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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