The Norwegian production slate will be getting a boost with Netflix announcing its new original web series, on Monday. This will mark Netflix’s third collaboration with the production company, Motion Blur.
The yet untitled Norwegian web series will be directed by Harald Zwart who is otherwise known for his work on The Karate Kid and The Pink Panther 2. Petter Holmsen will also be joining the team as the writer
The drama-thriller will span across a told of six episodes with subtle tones of humour and a hint of the supernatural. The web series will also feature a novel and refreshing cast including Kathrine Thorborg Johansen (Live), Elias Holmsen Sørensen (Odd), Andrée Sørum (Reinert), Kim Fairchild (Judith) with Sarah Khorami (Rose), and Terje Strømdahl (Arvid).
Adding a new shade to the on-screen bloodthirsty canon, Netflix describes the upcoming Norwegian thriller:
“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 actually 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 own survival and the survival of the family business.”
With the production afoot in Skarnes, Norway Zwart said in a statement:
“I’m excited to be working with Netflix on this truly original story. We have a great cast, young, talented actors, who all embody the blend of Scandinavian mystique and dark humour.”
Tesha Crawford, the Director of Nordic Original Series at Netflix also added:
”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.”
The Norwegian web series will be launching exclusively on Netflix in 2021. Till then, watch this space for further updates.