Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen

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 Furia, a thriller series about the fight against right-wing extremism in Europe’s ever polarizing political climate. When Furia airs in 2021, it will be his fourth show in seven years.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
International Emmy Award (Best Drama Series) US – Mammon 2 2017
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
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Filmography

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NENT Group orders ‘Fury’

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’ to premiere on NRK

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.

‘For Life’ and ‘22 July’ to launch at MIPCOM

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.

Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen’s new crime series ‘For Life’

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.

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‘Fury’ to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival

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.

‘Mammon II’ winner of the International Emmy Award for Best Drama

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.”

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‘Mammon II’ nominated for an International Emmy Award

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”.

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