Atlantic Crossing finishes with outstanding numbers on NRK
The drama series Atlantic Crossing has gained an outstanding viewership on Norway's public broadcaster NRK. Since its premiere in October, the historical eight-part series reached a market share of up to 43% and over 1 million viewers. The high-end series won numerous prime-time slots and was only beaten by the U.S. presidential elections.
Inspired by true events, Atlantic Crossing (8 x one hour) circles around the untold story of the Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha becoming an influential figure in world politics during World War II, depicting the tragic events of the war from a unique and unseen perspective.
The limited series directed by Alexander Eik stars Sofia Helin (The Bridge) as Crown Princess Märtha and Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Atlantic Crossing is from Cinenord in co-production with Beta Film for NRK and MASTERPIECE. It has been sold to several territories in Europe, including France, Italy and numerous Eastern European countries. Internationally, sales have been stroke with SBS Australia and the US-Broadcaster PBS MASTERPIECE, known for its signature shows "Downton Abbey" and "Victoria", where Atlantic Crossing will be released in Spring 21. The historical drama is currently airing on Germany's Magenta TV enjoying great attention and premieres next on Belgium's Streamz on December 17.
"With its sets lovingly designed down to the last detail, the eight-parter 'Atlantic Crossing' is kind of like 'The Crown' with a Nordic twist."