Two Nordic projects heading to Berlinale’s Drama Series Days

Two Nordic television dramas have been selected to screen at the Berlinale Drama Series Days.

The two series will be among seven international projects selected for the ‘CoPro Series Pitching’ session.

The first of the two series is a Norwegian drama titled State of Happiness, which is produced by Maipo Film for pubcaster NRK. State of Happiness focuses on four young people in a small town in Norway. The story begins right before the first discovery of oil, and we follow the main characters through the whirlwind of opportunity and change that follows. Mette M. Bølstad (Nobel) has written the script based on a concept by Siv Rajendram Eliassen (Occupied). Petter Næss (Elling) directs, together with Pål Jackman. The series is due to start shooting in May 2017.

The second series being presented is Warrior, produced by Miso Film for TV Denmark. Created and directed by Christoffer Boe (Reconstruction), the show tells the story of a former soldier who struggles to find his way back into society after returning home from war. When he learns that a friend and fellow former soldier has committed suicide, he sets out to learn the truth behind his death. The series will be presented in cooperation with Series Mania in Paris. Shooting is due to start in May 2017.

The full list of TV drama screenings will be announced on January 31. For further information, check: www.berlinale.de

Info via the Nordisk Film & TV Fond

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.