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Old 02-09-2019, 04:23 PM
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Well, interest in The RF has gone from great to greater here in recent years, something the TV-companies of course know how to exploit. - Because NRK (the state-owned Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, which is the largest media organisation in Norway) is now in the production-fase of their new eight-episode series, ''Atlantic Crossing,'' which is about Crown Princess Märtha's WWII-efforts during her stay in The US with her 3 children - and her enigmatic relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Eya, BTW, wrote a bit about it in The Electronic Domain, back in November.)
The series is a co-production with DR (The Danish Broadcasting Corporation) and SVT (Sweden's Television), and will be shown on both Norwegian, Danish and Swedish TV-channels in 2021 or 2022. - And is already being described as one of the biggest TV-productions in Scandinavian history.

Cast: CP Märtha will be played by Sofia Helin (English Wikipedia-link), Roosevelt by Kyle MacLachlan (English Wikipedia-link) and CP Olav by Tobias Santelmann (English Wikipedia-link).

Very little information about the series in English, but found this site (link).

And be aware that the Norwegian name is: ''Alt for Norge'' (All for Norway), which has been the royal motto of Norwegian monarchs, since 1905.


While the Scandinavian entertainment company, Nordic Film, together with the commercial TV2 Group (Norway's second largest media company) is planning a series about King Haakon VII (known to almost everyone here as The King who said NO to Hitler).
It will start from when he as Prince Carl of Denmark was elected King of Norway in 1905 - and last until his death in 1957 as ''King Haakon the Great'' (which the VG-newspaper described him as on their front page, at the time).
The series will cost around 100 million NOK and is scheduled to be aired in 2022. It will most likely be bought by Danish TV2 and Swedish TV4 as well.


There's also been rumors of an NRK series about CP Harald and Sonja Haraldsen's 9-year struggle for love, but we don't know anything for sure yet.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:49 AM
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The Crown Princess seems in good health after the alarming news of last year
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:14 AM
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Well, interest in The RF has gone from great to greater here in recent years, something the TV-companies of course know how to exploit.
Have you got any speculations on the reasons that has happened? In any event, it demonstrates that the people are not merely interested in royal weddings or births, which is a positive thing for the monarchy.

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- Because NRK (the state-owned Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, which is the largest media organisation in Norway) is now in the production-fase of their new eight-episode series, ''Atlantic Crossing,'' which is about Crown Princess Märtha's WWII-efforts during her stay in The US with her 3 children - and her enigmatic relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Eya, BTW, wrote a bit about it in The Electronic Domain, back in November.)
The series is a co-production with DR (The Danish Broadcasting Corporation) and SVT (Sweden's Television), and will be shown on both Norwegian, Danish and Swedish TV-channels in 2021 or 2022. - And is already being described as one of the biggest TV-productions in Scandinavian history.

Cast: CP Märtha will be played by Sofia Helin (English Wikipedia-link), Roosevelt by Kyle MacLachlan (English Wikipedia-link) and CP Olav by Tobias Santelmann (English Wikipedia-link).

Very little information about the series in English, but found this site (link).

And be aware that the Norwegian name is: ''Alt for Norge'' (All for Norway), which has been the royal motto of Norwegian monarchs, since 1905.
Interesting; the Swedish kings adopt a new motto when ascending the throne. I wonder if King Harald will comment on the series depicting his beloved mother.

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While the Scandinavian entertainment company, Nordic Film, together with the commercial TV2 Group (Norway's second largest media company) is planning a series about King Haakon VII (known to almost everyone here as The King who said NO to Hitler).
It will start from when he as Prince Carl of Denmark was elected King of Norway in 1905 - and last until his death in 1957 as ''King Haakon the Great'' (which the VG-newspaper described him as on their front page, at the time).
The series will cost around 100 million NOK and is scheduled to be aired in 2022. It will most likely be bought by Danish TV2 and Swedish TV4 as well.
I would have liked them to delve into his experiences as Prince Carl of Denmark (didn't he witness his classmate's tragic death at the time he was a cadet, or something in that vein?), but that is good news.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:28 PM
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Have you got any speculations on the reasons that has happened? In any event, it demonstrates that the people are not merely interested in royal weddings or births, which is a positive thing for the monarchy.
The King's increasing (although always very high) personal popularity, which is due to more and more focus on his warm and charismatic personality and his unifying and widely praised speeches (most of which he writes himself with some help from his private secretary, theologian, Knut Brakstad), his handling of the July 22nd attacks in 2011 and his visits to crisis-areas in Norway (such as, places hit by storms, floods and fires).
Although, the large-scale celebrations of The Silver Jubilee in 2016, the 80th Birthdays in 2017 and the Golden Wedding Anniversary last year, is also a factor, I think.

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Interesting; the Swedish kings adopt a new motto when ascending the throne.
Although they could have chosen their own mottos, both King Olav and King Harald have said that they, as King Haakon, sees the phrase ''Alt for Norge'' (All for Norway) as essential to their reigns.

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I wonder if King Harald will comment on the series depicting his beloved mother.
He did comment on the 2016-film about his grandfather, The King's Choice (English Wikipedia link). So, if he's asked about it, then I think he will.

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I would have liked them to delve into his experiences as Prince Carl of Denmark.
Well, in the NRK article I read (link), it was stated that the series, which is inspired by the Netflix drama The Crown and based on the reliable/serious Royal Author, Tor Bomann-Larsen's book-series about King Haakon and Queen Maud: ''Skal følge Haakons liv fra han som dansk prins hentes som konge til Norge og helt til hans død.'' (''Will follow Haakon's life from he as a Danish prince is brought to Norway as king and until his death.'')
However, in an Aftenposten article (which one must have a subscription to read), producer Aage Aaberge in Nordic Film said that: ''TV-serien begynner når kong Haakon ennå er en ung ugift prins og sjøkadett i dansk tjeneste.'' (''The TV series begins when King Haakon is still a young unmarried prince and sea cadet in Danish service.'')

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Didn't he witness his classmate's tragic death at the time he was a cadet, or something in that vein?
Yes, he was the only witness when one of his co-cadets, Kai Simonsen, committed suicide in 1891.
And there were actually some rumors that they had a sexual relationship and that it was Prince Carl who shot him, something Norwegian Prime Minister, Christian Michelsen denied during a meeting in The Storting in October 1905, just a month before Norway had a new king with the name of Haakon VII.

So, expect both this and author, Bomann-Larsen's controversial hypothesis that ''King Olav is not the son of King Haakon'' to be themes of the series, which BTW will have the name ''Vintertronen'' (The Winter Throne).
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Well, according to TV2's Royal Expert, Kjell Arne Totland, The State Flag is flying over The Royal Palace (link). - Which means that both monarch and heir are out of the country.

Read about why here: Norwegian Royal flag-rules - English Royal House article.

And to those wondering why they are overseas? Hmm, probably because The Regent-Couple and The CP-Family (either together or separately) are on winter-holiday (week-long school-holiday).

Another thing to mention is the fact that Their Majesties now usually take some days abroad recharging their batteries before official overseas visits, such as spending five days in Seefeld, Austria to attend The Nordic World Ski Championships from February 25th.

Märtha OTOH (as one can see from her own thread) is home in Norway, where she flies from one television-studio to another talking about horses, her ''high-sensitivity'' and angels. - Most recently today, when she was a guest in TV2's breakfast show ''God Morgen Norge'' (God Morning Norway).
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The King's increasing (although always very high) personal popularity, which is due to more and more focus on his warm and charismatic personality and his unifying and widely praised speeches (most of which he writes himself with some help from his private secretary, theologian, Knut Brakstad), his handling of the July 22nd attacks in 2011 and his visits to crisis-areas in Norway (such as, places hit by storms, floods and fires).
Although, the large-scale celebrations of The Silver Jubilee in 2016, the 80th Birthdays in 2017 and the Golden Wedding Anniversary last year, is also a factor, I think.
Thanks! The decision that the two series will not premiere until 2022 speaks to the producers' confidence that King Harald can be relied on to uphold the popularity of the monarchy for the foreseeable future.

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Yes, he was the only witness when one of his co-cadets, Kai Simonsen, committed suicide in 1891.
And there were actually some rumors that they had a sexual relationship and that it was Prince Carl who shot him, something Norwegian Prime Minister, Christian Michelsen denied during a meeting in The Storting in October 1905, just a month before Norway had a new king with the name of Haakon VII.

So, expect both this and author, Bomann-Larsen's controversial hypothesis that ''King Olav is not the son of King Haakon'' to be themes of the series, which BTW will have the name ''Vintertronen'' (The Winter Throne).
That would be interesting, but I wonder if it is likely. With the validity of both theories disputed, and the stories apparently not being widespread in King Haakon's lifetime, one imagines that incorporating them into the script of a biopic series would meet with some difficulties.
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