Norwegian thriller series THE RIVER picked up for release in multiple countries

The Norwegian thriller series The River has been picked up by multiple countries to air on various streaming services and television stations.

It was picked up by Walter Presents for the U.S, U.K and Australia, ZDF for Germany, Canal Plus in Poland and Yandex in Russia.

The River tells the story of an outsider battling against local residents willing to do anything to prevent the truth from coming out. It stars Espen Rebolo Bjerke (MammonEyewitness) and Ingeborg Raustøl (Maniac).

Technical details: The River

  • Norwegian name: Elven
  • Norwegian release date: 16th March 2017
  • Created by Kristine Berg and Arne Berggren
  • Produced by Arctic Wonder for TV3 Norway
  • Starring Espen Reboli Bjerke, Ingeborg Raustøl, Dennis Storhøl, Ánne Mággá Wigelius
  • IMDb synopsis: A little girl disappears after finding a severed hand in the river behind their house not far from the Finnish-Russian border of Norway. Unexpectedly the military refuses to hep in the search.


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.