Several new Norwegian television shows to premiere throughout autumn

Several new Norwegian television series are set to air this autumn on the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

The first is perhaps the most anticipated one – the new drama series Nobel, directed and directed by Per-Olav Sørensen (The Heavy Water War). In this series, Aksel Hennie plays a Norwegian soldier caught up in a conspiracy plot. As the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far one should go in the name of peace. The 8×60′ series also stars Anders Danielsen Lie, Tuva Novotny and Christian Rubeck. The series will premiere on NRK on the 25th of September.

Next up is something a little more light-hearted, a comedy series called Vikingane. Set in a Viking village in 790 AD, this series shows what it’s like to live here every day, from the power struggles to the brotherly rivalry, gender equality and friendship. The show has been described as a cross between Monty Python and Game of Thrones, and is produced by Anders Tangen (Lilyhammer). Starring in the film is Trond fausa Aurvåg.

The very popular teen web-series Skam is back for a third season. Created by Julie Andem, the scripted series follows love, friends hip and asserting one’s voice. The series consists of daily online clips and each week these clips are assembled into single episodes and screened every Friday on skam.p3.no and on NRK.

The Norwegian sitcom Side by Side, about relationships and modern life is back for a forth season from the 27th of August.

New foreign dramas are also coming to Norwegian screens, with the Danish Follow the Money, Finnish thriller Tellus and Swedish/Finnish crime drama Midnight Sun all coming over the next couple months.



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.