The Norwegian comedy TV series 'Norsemen' is now among the 100 most popular series in the world on IMDB.
Norsemen is 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 2016, and is more or less a parody on the popular TV drama series "Vikings," about the life of Ragnar Lothbrok, starring Travis Fimmel.
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 the summer of 2017 under the name Norsemen, where the popularity has recently exploded. Because it is a very funny show, with its 'Stoltenberg-English' and stuff you'll laugh about for days!
- We took a risk when we recorded the series in two languages, and it's great that it works, says Christina Rezk Resar, Head of the Humor Section in NRK, to Dagbladet.
The first season won the Gullruten award in 2017 for Best Comedy Show, and it was also nominated for Best Sound Production.
Season two was recorded in the spring this year and will air in November.