Netflix announced today its latest Original series from Norway, an as-yet-untitled supernatural thriller to be directed by Harald Zwart.
Production has started in Skarnes, Norway, on the new six-episode series penned by Petter Holmsen (Oljefondet), a supernatural thriller with a light touch of humor to be directed by Amanda Awards-winning director Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, The Pink Panther 2).
“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 humor.”
The cast includes Kathrine Thorborg Johansen (Home Ground), Elias Holmsen Sørensen (Struggle for Life), Andrée Sørum (Home Ground), Kim Fairchild (Things We Do for Love), Sarah Khorami (Occupied), and Terje Strømdahl (Mammon).
The story follows Live (Kathrine Thorborg Johansen), who is declared dead. Hours later on the forensic table, she suddenly wakes up with an urge for blood. Meanwhile, her brother Odd (Elias Holmsen Sørensen) is trying to keep the family-run 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 realizes her newfound urge can actually solve Odd’s problem. Live now has to learn to control her new dark nature and to decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival and for the survival of the family business.
This series is the third Netflix title from Norwegian production company Motion Blur; the other two are the previously-announced films Troll and Cadaver, the latter of which launches globally on October 22, 2020, exclusively on Netflix.
Espen Horn, Hege Skjerven Clausen, and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur are the producers of the untitled project, which is set to launch exclusively on Netflix in 2021.
Stay tuned for updates.
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