Fantastic Fest got an early treat of upcoming Norwegian cult television series Hellfjord
, with the entire series screening at the Texas festival prior to the October 9th debut in Norway. And the response? Oh, yes, it was rather good. Which is to be expected given that the bizarre comedy comes from the creative team behind Dead Snow
with the hands on supervision of Rovdyr
and You Said What
director Patrik Syversen with talents such as the director of Cold Prey
, Roar Uthaug, chipping in on an episode to episode basis. The goal was something akin to Twin Peaks
meets Hot Fuzz
and they very much get there.
Hellfjord is the story of the urban police officer Salmander -
second generation Pakistani immigrant - who after somewhat accidentally
killing his police horse in front of thousands of children gets
relocated to the location farthest north in Norway; Hellfjord.
is populated by typical Norwegians, simple-minded people keenly
interested in keeping to themselves. But when Salmander scratches the
surface, he discovers a secret that will turn Hellfjord upside down.
Maybe even inside out.
With the first episode hitting the air soon a first promo for the show has finally arrived online and you can watch it below. Oh, poor Gunnar ...
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