The first two episodes of “Occupied 2” screen on Aug. 21 with Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg and actors Henrik Mestad, Janne Heltberg and Eldar Skar attending. “Norsemen” Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2 – the series changed its name when Netflix bought it – bows on Aug. 23.
A couple of years ago, there was hardly any interest in Norwegian TV drama, but this has completely changed, according to Ivar Køhn, head of drama at Norwegian pubcaster Nrk, who started at Nrk in 1987.
In 2013, he left his job as head of development and production at the Norwegian Film Institute to lead Nrk Drama.
“Norwegian TV drama has simply improved radically, and its potential attracts the best writers and directors – young talents who are getting more experienced. We