NENT Group to Launch First Faroese Original Drama


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is set to roll out the first-ever original drama production from the Faroe Islands, the Nordic noir crime series Trom.

Starring Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen (The Blacklist, The New Pope, The World is Not Enough, Face to Face), the six-part series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from a young Faroese woman named Sonja, who claims she is his daughter and that her life is in danger. Returning to the Faroes to investigate, Hannis discovers Sonja’s body in the bloody waters of a whale hunt and comes into conflict with the local detective as he searches for answers.

Trom will premiere on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2022.

Based on the best-selling novels by award-winning Faroese author Jógvan Isaksen, Trom is written by Torfinnur Jákupsson and Donna Sharpe and directed by Kasper Barfoed. It is produced by REinvent Studios in co-production with Kyk Pictures, True North and ZDF/ARTE. The series is supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Faroese Film Institute and the Creative Europe MEDIA program of the European Union. REinvent handles International Sales. Filming starts in the Faroe Islands in March 2021.

Thomsen said: “For me personally, it will be an amazing experience since I have never been to the Faroe Islands. I will also reunite with director Kasper Barfoed, together with whom I did Summer of ’92. Besides that, it will be a thrilling series that is politically very relevant right now in a country that is fairly unexplored in the film and series market. I am really excited to get started.”

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer, said: “The first-ever Faroese drama series is a landmark in so many ways. Incredible creative talents, a murder mystery that weaves spiritual and folk-tale elements into a fascinating tapestry and a uniquely bleak and beautiful Atlantic backdrop. We can’t wait to bring such a special show to Viaplay and finally put Faroese drama on the map.”