War and religion are on the menu for the next Danish series coming our way in 2017
Adam Price is set to enthral audiences once again with a new series currently operating under the working title Ride Upon the Storm. Filming is due to begin for the two seasons, ten episode arc in Spring 2016.The drama focuses on two brothers and how they are affected by the compromising ideologies of faith and war. With DR’s 1864 airing on BBC Four on 16th May, the historical war epic is quickly becoming popular in contemporary Nordic drama.
As well as being a TV chef, Price is best known for his work on Borgen (2010-2013) as head writer. He has since followed-up the BAFTA and Robert award-winning political drama with The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler’s Atomic Bomb (2015- ); set during the Second World War when Norway came under attack from the Nazi regime.
Ride Upon the Storm is co-produced by Arté France, SAM Le Français and SAM Productions Aps. The series is notably the first project to be made following the 2014 foundation of SAM Productions which is created by Studiocanal, together with Price and fellow Danish writers Søren Sveistrup (creator of The Killing, 2007-2012) and Meta Louise Foldager (A Royal Affair, 2012).
The company’s mission statement echoes the remit of Scandinavian contemporary programming: “a screenwriter-based production company, with the ambition of working with the strongest talent from the world of TV-series and feature films, creating stories to a large audience both in Denmark and abroad.”
Ride Upon the Storm is due to appear on our screens in 2017. The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler’s Atomic Bomb will be shown this Summer on More4 under a new title. However, fans can enjoy an exclusive screening of the premiere episode at Nordicana 2015.
Nordicana 2015 takes place from 6th-7th June at The Troxy in London’s East End.
Find out more about Nordicana at https://www.facebook.com/Nordicana
Tickets for Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond 2015 will be on sale soon