Vikingane - Netflix
Set in 790AD, Vikingane features the daily challenges of people living in a small Viking village, from power struggle, brother rivalry, gender equality, to betrayal and friendship. "It's the story of people from our time, but living during the Viking era. Of course everyday choices have far more dramatic consequences and that makes for great comedy material.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 174 minutes
Vikingane - Norsemen (TV series) - Netflix
Norsemen is a Norwegian comedy TV series about a group of Vikings living in the village of Norheim around the year 790. It originally premiered in Norway under the name Vikingane (The Vikings) on NRK1 in October 2016. It is produced for NRK by Viafilm. The series is written and directed by Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen. The series is recorded in the village of Avaldsnes in Karmøy municipality, Rogaland, Norway, and it was recorded simultaneously in both Norwegian and English-language versions. The first season of the English version was made available on Netflix's video streaming service in August 2017 under the name Norsemen. Season two was filmed in early 2017. The first season won the Gullruten award in 2017 for Best Comedy Show, and it was also nominated for Best Sound Production (Peter Clausen and Erling Rein).
Vikingane - Reception - Netflix
Norwegian writer Marie Kleve praised the parody violence and how it reflects stories from our time while the people are living in the Viking era. The first season averaged more than one million viewers in Norway, a country with a population of a little over five million. The New York Times billed Norsemen one of the 10 best international TV series in 2017. The Guardian ranked Norsemen the 29th best TV show of 2017.
Vikingane - References - Netflix