Lilyhammer Creators Return to Netflix with New Series


Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin, creators of Lilyhammer and Beforeigners, have reteamed with Netflix for the Norwegian series Salmon Island (w.t.).

The new show offers a dramatic portrait of the fish farming business as it follows two families in a small coastal community in Norway who are sworn enemies in the global salmon industry.

Marit Moum Aune (Made in Oslo) is attached to direct Salmon Island (w.t.)

“Over the last few decades, fish farming has changed both the Norwegian coast and international food culture,” Bjørnstad and Skodvin said. “The time feels right for a television drama about the operators in the industry, and it’s amazing that a global streaming service like Netflix has the guts to tell such a locally grounded story. We’re pleased to be back with Netflix again after ten years, and we can’t wait to start filming.”

They continued, “Marit Moum Aune is one of Norway’s foremost directors, both for the stage and the small screen. We have collaborated with her on several stage shows, and we’re thrilled that she wants to make this series with us.”