NRK drama shuffles structure

Starting from October, NRK will only have one drama unit, following the merger of its Commissioning Department and in-house Drama Department. The restructure comes as NRK drama plans for a busy 2016.
NRK drama has also greenlit a new crime thriller: the serial drama Monster written by Hans Christian Storrøsten. Jakob Oftebro will star in the series as Joel Dreyer an investigator from Oslo who is sent north to Finnmark to work on a crime scene. He struggles in the remote community where he has to collaborate with young investigator Helle Gilbert (Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes), an old sheriff (Bjørn Sundquist) while dealing with the matriarch who is head of a criminal enterprise. The estimated budget is NOK 70 million and shooting has already commenced, with a premiere set for early 2017.

NRK Drama is also targeting the family audience with the football series Home Game, based on an original script by up-and-comer Johan Fasting. The series will be about a football club that hires the first female coach. The coach tries to save the team, particularly for a 16 year old. No director is yet attached to the project but it goes into production in summer 2016.

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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.