Norwegian Film Institute supports three new television series

The Norwegian Film Institute has announced that it will fund three new Norwegian television series.

The first of those series is titled The Profiteer and has received €1.3 million. The series is a thriller about a researcher whose life is jeopardised when she discloses that a big shipping company has built its fortunes on brutal war crimes. The series has been created by Norwegian screenwriter Lars Gudmestad and directed Hanne Larsen for Feelgood Scene, Film & TV.

The series will air on NRK, though no release date has been announced.

Next up is Forty Fat and Finished, which was granted €0.2 million for its second season. Described as having ’embarrassing humour and everyday drama’, Norwegian actress Linn Skåber stars in the series. It is directed by Line Fougner Christensen and produced by Seafood TV.

Last but not least is ZombieLars, which received €0.5 million funding for the second and third seasons. The series is a fantasy series for children and young audience with a zombie child for a protagonist. It teaches the audience about how to accept otherness. The series is created by Norway’s  Thomas Torjussen and Gisle Halvorsen, for Tordenfilm, and transmitted by NRK Super.


You can learn more about the latest round of funding here. 

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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.