Beforeigners: Producing Original Nordic Drama for HBO

Anne Bjørnstad


Beforeigners is a New Nordic drama series, that premiers exclusively across HBO Europe’s territories. Beforeigners is HBO Europe’s first Norwegian original production. Meet the creator Anne Bjørnstad and Hanne Palmquist, Commissioning Editor & VP Original Programming, HBO Nordic and learn how it is to produce Nordic drama for HBO.

A new phenomenon starts happening all over the world. Powerful flashes of light occur in the ocean, and people from the past appear from three time periods; the stone age, the Viking age, and the late 1800s. No one understands how this is possible, and the people from the past, called ”beforeigners”, have no memory of what’s transpired. The city of Oslo has been visibly affected by the phenomenon, and there is no way back.

A couple of years later, Alfhildr – who comes from the Viking Age – is teamed up with burned-out police officer Lars Haaland as part of the police department’s integration program. While investigating the murder of a women with Stone Age tattoos, Lars and Alfhildr make unexpected discoveries.

Prepare for this session, by watching Beforeigners here. 


Session: Beforeigners – Producing Nordic Drama for HBO

Speakers: Anne Bjørnstad, Creator & Hanne Palmquist, Commissioning Editor & VP Original Programming, HBO Nordic

Date: October 29th
Time: 7 PM – 8 PM
Venue: Øst for Paradis, Sal A

Read more: Beforeigners.com

Production: Rubicon
Broadcaster: HBO

Session host: Ann Lind Andersen

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