Norwegian vampire dramedy series Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes ready to land on Netflix
- Harald Zwart and Petter Holmsen’s brand-new series will premiere globally on 25 August
On 26 July, Netflix released the trailer for a new Norwegian vampire dramedy series, entitled Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes [+see also:
series profile]. The six-episode show, helmed by directorial duo Harald Zwart and Petter Holmsen, begins when Live Hallangen (played by Kathrine Thorborg Johansen) is declared dead. Hours later, she suddenly wakes up on the forensic table. A dark, insatiable hunger has awoken in her. Meanwhile, her brother Odd tries to keep the family-run funeral home afloat, but the stagnant death rate in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes makes it impossible. Live has to learn to control her dangerous new nature and decide whether she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival, which ironically goes hand in hand with the survival of the family business.
Zwart is best known for 12th Man [+see also:
interview: Harald Zwart
film profile], The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Agent Cody Banks and The Karate Kid, whilst Holmsen (here also serving as the series’ head writer) made his debut feature, Fjols til Fjells, last year and previously worked on a number of shorts and TV series.
Alongside Thorborg Johansen, the main cast includes thesps Elias Holmsen Sørensen (The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King [+see also:
interview: Eili Harboe
film profile], The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle) as Odd, André Sørum (Betrayed [+see also:
film profile], Harajuku [+see also:
film profile]) as Reinert, Kim Fairchild (Things We Do For Love [+see also:
film profile]) as Judith, Sarah Khorami (the TV series Witch Hunt) as Rose and Terje Strømdahl (Bloodbrothers, Homesick [+see also:
interview: Ine Marie Wilmann
film profile], Ragnarok [+see also:
series profile]) as Arvid.
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes was produced by Espen Horn, Hege Skjerven Clausen and Kristian Strand Sinkerud for Oslo-based studio Motion Blur. The series is set to premiere globally on Netflix on 25 August.
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