London-based independent production company Nevision has boarded Atlantic Crossing, an eight episode World War Two political thriller that is being produced by Cinenord Drama and Beta Film for Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
Set in the US, UK and Norway, Atlantic Crossing focusses on the relationship between President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Kyle MacLachlan) and Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha (Sofia Helin) who fled from the Nazi occupation of Norway to become a key figure in world politics living in the White House.
As the Germans invaded Norway during WWII, Martha and her three children were forced to leave their home nation and were invited by Roosevelt to live in the White House for safety, bringing her to the epicenter of world power. While months of war continued, Märtha and FDR developed a deep fondness for one another, which has been suggested stretched to a romantic relationship and she began to have political influence over the President. The series, which was created and directed by Alexander Eik, is being shot in English and Norwegian. Beta Film is handling global sales, with delivery scheduled for 2020.
“A key aim for Nevision is to build our portfolio of high quality drama series from across Europe – Atlantic Crossing is the perfect addition to our slate”, James Cabourne, Executive Chairman at Nevision said in a statement. “We are delighted to be on board such an exciting project with an incredible cast and best-in-class partners in Cinenord and Beta Film.”