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Norwegian dramatic series Made in Oslo now in production

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- The series will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2022

Norwegian dramatic series Made in Oslo now in production
Pia Tjelta in Made in Oslo (© NENT Group, Monica Strømdahl)

Filming of a new Norwegian drama series, entitled Made in Oslo, began in early December and will take place entirely in the country’s capital. The project, created and penned by Kathrine Valen Zeiner, is being directed by Marit Moum Aune. The Trondheim-born helmer made her professional debut at the age of 25 and worked in theatre, opera, film and television; her most successful audiovisual productions include 2009’s historical miniseries Harry and Charles and 2014’s drama series Struggle for Life, both commissioned by Norwegian pubcaster NRK. The news was first reported by nordiskfilmogtvfond.com.

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Made in Oslo is set in a fertility clinic, where gynaecologist Elin (played by Pia Tjelta) offers  her patients the chance to become parents. Elin is always empathetic and professional – yet more than anything, she longs for the same opportunity herself. And as her frustration grows, Elin becomes prepared to risk her relationships and career in order to start a family of her own.

Speaking about their new production, NENT Group Chief Content Officer Filippa Wallestam said: “Our latest Norwegian drama is a nuanced take on an emotional and sometimes taboo topic, and we hope it can contribute to an open discussion. At the same time, Made in Oslo gives a further meaning to local storytelling through its pioneering sustainability-focused production. NENT Group is the largest producer of Nordic drama and we believe this approach can start a constructive trend and inspire our industry to make an even greater positive impact.”

On a side note, the production team highlighted their commitment in maximising recycling  practices and the effective use of resources while minimising travel time and energy usage, with all vendors and partners selected for their environmental profile.

The series is being produced by Nina B. A. Figenschow and Ingunn Sundelin for Oslo-based outfit Tordenfilm. It received support from the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Norwegian Film Institute, as well as co-financing provided by Storyline Studios, Filmparken and Federation Entertainment.

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