Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen is the creator and show-runner of Norwegian hit TV series, Mammon (2014-2016).
Mammon, which first aired on Norwegian broadcaster NRK, became an internationally recognized show with great reviews as well as an average of 1.3 million viewers per episode, the second highest TSR-rating on NRK to that date. The Guardian proclaimed the show to be “exactly what you want from Scandinavian quality crime.”
Mammon won an International Emmy Award in the category for ‘Best Drama’ in 2017 for its second season. Mammon was also nominated for the prestigious ‘Best returning drama series’ at the 2016 C21 International Drama Awards and won ‘Best Mini-Series’ at the 2014 Seoul International Drama Awards for its first season. The show reached international success and has been remade into Mamon in the Czech Republic and Pakt in Poland by HBO Europe.
Eriksen is furthermore creator of the light-hearted legal series Aber Bergen (2016).
2020 saw the premiere of Eriksen’s highly innovative comedic noir series For Life. The series is set in two timelines: in present day, as we follow investigator Victoria Woll, solving cases and putting criminals behind bars, and in the future, when she herself has been incarcerated.
Eriksen is additionally the creator and showrunner of Fury, a thriller series about the fight against right-wing extremism in Europe’s ever polarizing political climate. Fury premiered on Viaplay September 2021 and is his fourth show in seven years.
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|International Emmy Award (Best Drama) US – Mammon||2017|
|C21 International Drama Awards Nominee (Best returning drama series) UK – Mammon||2016|
|Seoul International Drama Awards (Best Mini-Series) South Korea – Mammon||2014|
Viaplay will air a second season of the record-breaking Norwegian series Furia in 2023. A dark, multi-layered drama exploring the disturbing underworld of right-wing terrorism, Furia is created by International Emmy winner Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen. Actors starring are Ine Marie Wilmann, Pål Sverre Hagen and Borys Szyc.
The second season of Furia takes place two years after the first. Security police agents Ragna and Asgeir continue to battle extremist forces in Norway – but when an undercover mission goes wrong, the two are forced into a new race against time to foil a terrorist plot.
Furia season two is written by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, Ingar Johnsrud, Embla Veier Bugge and Mikkel Bugge, with Magnus Martens as conceptual director.
Furia, the original crime thriller created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen and directed by Magnus Martens, is in the running for the Grand Prize for ‘Best Series’ at Series Mania’s International Competition.
Furia: On the run from his past and with a new identity, the cop Asgeir moves with his daughter to an idyllic small town in western Norway. A conflict at the local refugee center leads Asgeir to encounter the mysterious Ragna, the owner of a dire secret. She is Furia, a far-right writer spreading dark and sinister opinions to a global audience. A tragic murder puts both Asgeir and Ragna in danger, revealing forces in Norway and Europe far more dangerous than a small-town murder.
Taking place in Lille, France, on August 26 – September 2, Series Mania will also be where Furia has its world premiere.
Series Mania has announced the lineup for its 2021 event and the selection includes world premieres of some of the most hotly anticipated international series this year, including Furia, the original crime thriller created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen and directed by Magnus Martens, about a police officer who goes undercover in a neo-Nazi group.
Furia is a co-production between German producers X Filme (Babylon Berlin) and Norway’s Monster Scripted (Noble).
The festival will take place in Lille, France, on August 26 – September 2.
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NENT Group has ordered Fury, an original drama series created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen. The series explores the underworld of right-wing extremism in Europe. The eight-part show is directed by Magnus Martens and Lars Kraume.
Fury is a co-production between Norway’s Monster Scripted and Germany’s X Filme Creative Pool Series and ZDF. It will premiere on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2021.
For Life is a fresh take on the crime procedural created by the international Emmy Award-winning writer Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen and Helena Nielsen. Co-writers are Ingar Johnsrud, Anne Elvedal, Hege Ulstein, Anders Borgesen and Anders Løvlie.
The 8-part series is directed by Pål Jackman, with Bård Breien, Camilla Strøm-Henriksen and Pia Lykke acting as episodic directors.
For Life will premiere on NRK September 6.
NRK’s new series For Life and 22 July will both make their debut at the Cannes fall content market, the largest TV market in the world.
For Life, created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, is a highly innovative crime series set in two timelines: in present day, as we follow investigator Victoria Woll, solving cases and putting criminals behind bars, and in the future, when she herself has been incarcerated. For Life will premiere on NRK in spring 2020.
NRK’s other anticipated series, 22 July, created by Sara Johnsen and Pål Sletaune, explores how ordinary people responded to the tragedy of July 22nd, 2011, when a heavily armed right-wing terrorist attacked a summer camp full of youths. 22 July will premiere on NRK January 2020.
International Emmy award-winner Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen (Mammon) has, together with Helena Nielsen (Lilyhammer), created a new procedural crime series for NRK: For Life.
For Life follows a non-linear structure, incorporating time-jumps that give the viewing audience greater freedom in addition to having the satisfaction of closed episodes.
In the series, the viewer gets to follow top police woman Victoria Woll, currently serving a life sentence in jail. In each episode, set in modern time but told in flashbacks, we see how the sharp-witted detective works on different cases with her team, and slowly the mystery of why she ended up in jail is revealed.
For Life is produced by NENT Group’s Monster Scripted and will premiere in 2020.
Fury, a new thriller series created by Emmy Award winning Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen (Mammon), will be be presented at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. Stenberg Eriksen teamed up with Hollywood director Roar Uthaug to create this exciting new show that brings to mind Homeland and Jason Bourne.
The series, which is a Monster Scripted production, starts off in a small Norwegian community where a conflict develops around a refugee center. When two undercover detectives start investigating the matter, they are drawn into a precarious scheme involving a large European network of right-wing extremism.
Fury will be presented on February 21st at the Berlin International Film Festival for the Drama Series Days.
The second season of Mammon, written and created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen together with Vegard Stenberg Eriksen, is the winner of the 45th International Emmy Award for ‘Best Drama Series’. Mammon II thus makes history as the first Norwegian drama series to win an Emmy Award.
First aired by Norwegian public broadcasting company NRK last year, Mammon II has already received two Golden Screen awards in Norway and wide international acclaim. The Guardian proclaimed it “exactly what you want from Scandinavian quality crime.”
The second season of Mammon, written and created by Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen together with Vegard Stenberg Eriksen, was today nominated for an International Emmy Award in the category ‘Best Drama’. The 45th International Emmy Awards will take place on November 20, 2017.
Mammon (2014-2016), first aired by Norwegian public broadcasting company NRK, has become an internationally acclaimed show with great reviews as well as an average of 1.3 million viewers per episode, the second highest TSR-rating on NRK to that date. The Guardian proclaimed the show to be “Exactly what you want from Scandinavian quality crime”.