Netflix today debuted a first look at Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes, a vampire drama comedy directed by the internationally-acclaimed Harald Zwart and up-and-coming writer Petter Holmsen.
The Norwegian series will premiere globally on the streaming service on August 25, 2021.
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes begins when Live Hallangen 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 driven 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 new dangerous nature and decide if 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.
The cast of Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes includes Kathrine Thorborg Johansen (Live), Elias Holmsen Sørensen (Odd), Andrée Sørum (Reinert), Kim Fairchild (Judith), Sarah Khorami (Rose) and Terje Strømdahl (Arvid).
The series is directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, The Pink Panther 2) and Petter Holmsen, who is also the head writer. The producers include Espen Horn, Hege Skjerven Clausen and Kristian Strand Sinkerud.
The six-episode thriller drama, with a light touch of humor, is the third Netflix title coming from the Norwegian production company Motion Blur.
Director Harald Zwart: “I’m excited to be working with Netflix on this truly original story. We have a great cast, young, talented actors, who all embody the blend of Scandinavian mystique and dark humor,” Zwart said previously.
Tesha Crawford, Director of Nordic Original Series at Netflix, said: ”We are very happy to embark on our third project with Motion Blur, who have been such great partners to Netflix.
“Petter created such an intriguing mix of thriller, drama and supernatural elements with this project and we have a lot of trust in Harald and the wider creative team to bring this to the screen.”
Producer Espen Horn and Kristian Strand Sinkerud from Motion Blur added: “We at Motion Blur are proud and excited to partner up with Netflix for the third time. This is a unique thriller drama written by a unique writer with a unique director. How can we say no? We are thrilled!”
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