Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"Ragnarok" - A New Norwegian Netflix Original Series

"Ragnarok" - A New Norwegian Netflix Original Series
"Ragnarok" is a coming-of-age drama building on and contributing to a new and surprising angle on Norse mythology.

[via press release from Netflix]
Amsterdam - The filming of brand new Norwegian Netflix Original Ragnarok has just begun in Odda, Norway. The cast includes David Stakston, Jonas Strand Gravli, Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Herman Tømmeraas And Emma Bones. The series is created by award winning writer, Adam Price, and produced by SAM productions. Ragnarok will launch exclusively on Netflix in 2020.
Ragnarok is a coming-of-age drama building on and contributing to a new and surprising angle on Norse mythology. The series is set in the small, fictitious town of Edda, situated in the grand, breathtaking Norwegian nature. The story revolves around the inhabitants of Edda, who are perhaps not all who they claim to be. With them, we experience a drastically changing world: melting poles, warm winters, violent downpours. Some might say we're headed for yet another Ragnarok. Unless someone intervenes in time...
The six part Norwegian language series is produced by SAM Productions, a Danish screenwriter-based production company. Adam Price functions as creator, writer and executive producer and is joined by the Norwegian co-executive producer and writer Simen Alsvik (Lilyhammer, Neste Sommer), executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia) and producer Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Pros and Cons, Something's Rockin').
The cast of Ragnarok also includes Henriette Steenstrup, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Line Verndal, Fridtjov Såheim, Bjørn Sundquist and Gísli Örn Garðarsson.

Ragnarok castannounce
The Cast ( L to R ): Herman Tømmeraas, Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin,Theresa Frostad Eggesbø, Emma Bones, Jonas Strand Gravli and David Stakston
Main cast
Magne - David Stakston (previously David Alexander Sjøholt)
19 years old
David starred in the successful series SKAM as Magnus Fossbakken. The character Magnus is an outstanding portrait of being young, and David managed to make his character relatable for all teenagers in Scandinavia by not being so perfect.
Laurits - Jonas Strand Gravli
27 years old
In just two years Jonas has landed several leading roles as in the TV-series Wisting, the Netflix film 22 July and Academy Award Nominee Esben Sandberg's Amundsen.
Saxa - Theresa Frostad Eggesbø
21 years old
Theresa had the lead role in the Norwegian feature film Kometen (The Comet). She moved to Liverpool in order to pursue her music career, meanwhile she continued acting and delivered an amazing performance in the Danish Short Film November, where she won the "Best Acting" prize at Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Festival.
Fjor - Herman Tømmeraas
21 years old
Herman is an actor, dancer and model. After starring as Christoffer Schistad (also known as Penetrator-Chris) in SKAM, his Instagram exploded and now 1,7 million people follow his everyday life and projects. His latest project was the NRK series, Semester in which he plays the main character.
Gry - Emma Bones
19 years old
Emma had her breakthrough in the award-winning and popular NRK-series Heimebane. She plays the strong, loving but independent daughter of the main character Helena Mikkelsen.
Adam Ragnarok
Adam Price in Copenhagen, March 2019
About SAM Productions:
SAM Productions is a Danish screenwriter-based production company with the ambition of working with the strongest talent from the world of TV series and feature films, creating stories for a large audience both in Denmark and abroad. SAM Productions was founded in 2014 by creator of The Killing, Søren Sveistrup, Adam Price and Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen.
About Netflix:
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 139 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without adverts or commitments.

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