8 SEP 2020

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL NORWEGIAN SERIES

Production for the six-episode, new original series, directed by Harald Zwart, recently began in Skarnes, Norway. Though the untitled project is set to release in 2021, a launch date hasn't been announced.

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Netflix announced the future release of a new untitled Netflix Original Series and ramps-up the Norwegian production slate. The yet-untitled project is set to launch exclusively on Netflix in 2021. The launch date has yet to be announced. ”We are very happy to embark on our third project with Motion Blur, who have been such great partners to Netflix. Petter created such an intriguing mix of thriller, drama, and supernatural elements with this project and we have a lot of trust in Harald and the wider creative team to bring this to the screen,” Tesha Crawford, Director of Nordic Original Series at Netflix, said. 

 The six-episode thriller drama is the third Netflix title coming from the Norwegian production company Motion Blur. It is directed by Harald Zwart and written by Petter Holmsen. Its producers are Espen Horn, Hege Skjerven Clausen, and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur, also the production company behind the newly announced Netflix films troll and Cadaver, last mentioned will launch globally on Netflix 22nd October 2020. “We at Motion Blur are proud and excited to partner up with Netflix for the third time,”  Producer Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur, said. “This is a unique thriller drama written by a unique writer with a unique director. How can we say no? We are thrilled!”

The production for the new original series recently began in Skarnes, Norway. Its serialized episodes and features a strong and refreshing new cast that includes Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Elias Holmsen Sørensen, Andrée Sørum, Kim Fairchild, Sarah Khorami and Terje Strømdahl. “I’m excited to be working with Netflix on this truly original story," Director Harald Zwart said. "We have a great cast,  young, talented actors,  who all embody the blend of Scandinavian mystique and dark humor.”

Live Hallangen is declared dead. Hours later on the forensic table she suddenly wakes up with a sudden urge for blood. Meanwhile, her brother Odd tries to keep the family-driven funeral home afloat, but there simply aren't enough people dying in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes. When Live’s bloodthirst keeps intensifying she soon realizes that this newfound urge can solve her brother’s problem. Live now has to learn to control her new dark nature and decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her survival and the survival of the family business.

We are very happy to embark on our third project with Motion Blur, who have been such great partners to Netflix. Petter created such an intriguing mix of thriller, drama, and supernatural elements with this project and we have a lot of trust in Harald and the wider creative team to bring this to the screen.” Tesha Crawford Director of Nordic Original Series, Netflix

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