Viaplay has ordered a second season of its hit Norwegian drama Furia, set to hit screens in 2023.
Season two will take place two years after the first, with security police agents Ragna and Asgeir continuing to battle extremist forces in Norway. When an undercover mission goes wrong, they must race against time to foil a terrorist plot that takes them across Europe.
Created by International Emmy winner Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen (Mammon), the series stars Ine Marie Wilmann (Sonja: The White Swan), Pål Sverre Hagen (Kon-Tiki) and Borys Szyc (Cold War). Additional cast members are Tarjei Sandvik Moe (Skam), Iren Reppen (Himmelblå), Hallvard Holmen (Wisting), Maria Mena and Henrik Schyffert (A Class Apart).
Furia is co-produced by Paprika Studios, part of Viaplay Studios, and Monster Scripted. The second season is scripted by Embla Veier Bugge, Mikkel Bugge, Ingar Johnsrud and Eriksen and directed by Eriksen, Michał Rogalski (Summer Solstice) and Magnus Martens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Good Behavior).
“The new season will push the boundary of how exciting a Nordic thriller can be—and how beautiful and warm it can be, too,” Eriksen said. “Although the show is about the darkest and most dangerous movements of recent decades, the audience will feel the warmth between the characters. And the story starts in Lofoten, so it can’t get any more beautiful. I’m incredibly happy to continue collaborating with Viaplay.”
Filippa Wallestam, chief content officer of Viaplay Group, added, “The initial run of Furia delivered Viaplay’s most-watched original premiere in Norway. Since then, the quality and topicality of the show has made it a huge success with viewers across all our markets. The storytelling ambitions and European angle are even broader in season two, which reflects Viaplay’s ongoing commitment to creating truly compelling original content.”