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Netflix commissions salmon farming drama

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Two fictional feuding families from Norway’s salmon farming sector are set to be the main protagonists in a new Netflix series.

two people against a dark backdrop
Salmon Island is being created by Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin

Netflix hopes that it will emulate the success of Lillehammer © Sara Angelica Spilling, Netflix

Created by Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin, the duo behind Lilyhammer - which was watched by nearly a fifth of Norway's populaiton - the working title for the drama series is currently Salmon Island and the series is set to be directed by Marit Moum Aune.

“In Salmon Island we meet two families in a small coastal community in Norway who are sworn enemies in the global salmon industry. The series, which taps into the contemporary zeitgeist, delivers a funny as well as dramatic portrait of the fish farming business,” Netflix reports.

“Over the last few decades, fish farming has changed both the Norwegian coast and international food culture. The time feels right for a television drama about the operators in the industry, and it’s amazing that a global streaming service like Netflix has the guts to tell such a locally grounded story. We’re pleased to be back with Netflix again after ten years and we can’t wait to start filming,” state Bjørnstad and Skodvin.

“Marit Moum Aune is one of Norway’s foremost directors, both for the stage and the small screen. We have collaborated with her on several stage shows, and we’re thrilled that she wants to make this series with us,” they added.

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