A new drama set against the backdrop of the 1993 Oslo Accords is in the works for TV2 in Norway, Netflix and Israel’s HOT.
Tentatively titled What Happened in Oslo?, the ten-episode series begins with the kidnapping of a young Norwegian girl in the Sinai desert, an incident purportedly linked to the 1993 negotiations between Israel and Palestine in Oslo. Norway’s Monster Scripted is producing in conjunction with Israel’s Drama Team. It is being written by Kyrre Holm Tønne Johannessen and Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz.
“We were inspired by the secretive negotiations in Oslo in 1993,” the writers said. “The impossible happened: Enemies managed to reconcile and become friends, then everything collapsed and they found themselves sliding back towards old hostilities. Today the gulf between the parties is larger than ever; a tantalizing backdrop for both drama and excitement.”
“TV2 is always on the hunt for the best stories—in this instance, we’ll be presenting the Norwegian people with a high-end Norwegian thriller which incorporates international overtones,” said TV2’s head of drama, Christopher Haug. “We have enormous faith in the fact that the audiences’ eyes will be glued to the screen and we couldn’t be happier knowing that both Netflix and HOT feel the same way. We’re looking forward to the collaboration.”
The series is scheduled to start filming next year.