Norsemen is a humorous drama series set in the Viking Age. The year is 790 A.D. We meet our Vikings during a time of change in Norwegian history. The sailing routes westward have just been discovered. They bring with them wealth, political changes, cultural conflicts, trade, to say nothing of a decadent and self-important actor from Rome ( Trond Fausa Aurvåg) who begins a new life as a slave in Norway.
Rufus (Trond Fausa Aurvåg) eventually finds an admirer in the chieftain’s cowardly and down-trodden brother (Kåre Conradi). Together they steer the small village of Norheim in a new – and not necessarily very fortunate – direction, away from raids and wars, in an arts and culture direction that will turn out to be more than a thousand years ahead of its time.
Norsemen deals with the everyday challenges of the village, love tangles¸ changing gender roles, friendships, power struggles, and a bitter family dispute between two brothers.
In his turn, Great Warrior Arvid (Nils Jørgen Kaalstad) must fight a new kind of battle when he transforms from being the hero of the village to life as an important farmer with a demanding wife. Danger also threatens when Earl Varg (Jon Øigarden) feels slighted and bypassed. He is willing to literally walk all over dead bodies to show that in fact he is the one who rules Norway.
Norsemen deals with the everyday challenges of the village, love tangles¸ changing gender roles, friendships, power struggles, and a bitter family dispute between two brothers. The problems are very much like to the ones we face today, but the rules of the game are completely different and the consequences of everyday choices are far more dramatic.
In an era when the strong will win the day, it is now up to Norheim to defend its existence – as a Viking village or as a Cultural Capital.
Reviews and articles
The Guardian // «Monty Python meets Game of Thrones…»
The New York Times // «Watching: NYT Recommendation…»
DECIDER // «Everything You Need To Know About This Uproarious International Comedy…»
ThorNews // «Why you should watch “Norsemen” on Netflix…»
|Director:||Jon Iver Helgaker, Jonas Torgersen|
|Cast:||Kåre Conradi, Trond Fausa Aurvåg, Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Silje Torp, Marian Saastad Ottesen, Henrik Mestad, Kristine Riis, Jon Øigarden, Øystein Martinsen m.m|
|Prod. Designer:||Anders Lunde|
|Executive Producers:||Charlo Halvorsen, Christina Rezk Resar & Anders Tangen|
|Producers:||Anders Tangen & Øyvind Thoen|
|Sales agent:||Viafilm LLC|