BBC Picks Up Norwegian Comedy Drama Afterglow


BBC has acquired the seven-part NRK comedy drama Afterglow for BBC Four and BBC iPlayer.

The series tells the story of a woman who finds out she has cervical cancer on her 40th birthday. After the initial shock wears off, she comforts the people in her life and stresses that she has no intention of leaving the world just yet.

Afterglow stars Nina Ellen Odegaard (Possession), Torbjorn Harr (Vikings), Sara Khorami (Witch Hunt) and Hermann Sabado (Home for Christmas). The series was created by Kjetil Indregard and Atle Knudsen, who also directs. It was produced by Monster Scripted.

“Funny, sad, honest and touching, Afterglow is that rare thing—an uplifting drama about serious illness,” said Sue Deeks, head of BBC program acquisition.