Tuesday 14th March – ITV Studios Norway’s first ever scripted series Aber Bergen has been recommissioned by TV3. Series two (10x1hr) of the legal drama will go into production in April, following the success of the debut series which averaged a 10 per cent share, exceeding the slot average by 51 per cent.
Aber Bergen follows Erik and Elea, two of Norway’s shrewdest and most persistent lawyers, who can’t appear to live with or without each other. Elea was the love of Erik’s life until she kicked him out – sending the company they built together into deadlock. With its unorthodox team of lawyers caught between their warfare, they juggle the morals and ethics of politics and law, managing the destinies of their clients whilst attempting to separate the professional from the personal.
Eldar Nakken, CEO ITV Studios Norway said: “Aber Bergen is the first drama from ITVS Norway and we are delighted with the reception it’s received, as well as the continued support from TV3 following this recommission.”
Andreas Knut Bakka Hjertø, Program Director, MTG TV Norway added: “ITV did a fantastic job with Aber Bergen, and we are thrilled to announce season two of this popular drama series. Aber Bergen did well both on linear TV and as a streamed format on our free streaming platform Viafree. The show is produced in Bergen and we love the way the show has been embraced by the local production industry, viewers and others”.
Aber Bergen is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
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