Young and Promising returns this weekend for its third season.
The fantastic comedy from Norway follows three young women stumbling their way through life in Oslo: Elise (Siri Seljeseth), Nenne (Gine Cornelia Pedersen) and Alex (Alexandra Gjerpen).
“Based on Siri’s own experiences and written with her co-stars in mind, the result is painfully honest and a wonderful portrait of the ambition and creativity of young people in a modern world that too often leaves them adrift,” we wrote in our review of the series’ first season. “With episodes only 30 minutes long, this is an easy-to-watch pleasure that’s perfect for Sunday afternoon streaming. Young and promising, indeed.”
Since its debut in Norway, Young and Promising has picked up the Best Script and Best Editing Awards at the Norwegian TV Awards and garnered a plethora of nominations. The second season rated through the roof in Norway and what at first appeared to be a niche comedy series for all those millennials hitting a quarter-life crisis has now become a universal hit.
Now, Season 3 finally arrives on UK TV, as Siri, Nene and Alex become more distant than ever before; Siri is trying to break into screen-writing and is making progress both professionally and romantically: a chance collaboration sees Siri’s love life take an exciting and unprecedented turn. Nene is similarly experiencing professional success after the launch of her first novel, but a turbulent relationship threatens to unsettle this new chapter in her life. On the other side of the pond, Alex’s dreams are on the brink of coming true as she auditions for roles in New York; yet life stateside is not as glamorous as it seems, and miles from home she is becoming increasingly homesick. With the trademark cocktail of humour blended with hyper-realism, Young and Promising examines the value and nature of female friendship throughout these challenging times.
The whole third season will be available on Walter Presents on Friday 3rd August. A fourth season has already been commissioned.
Read our interview with Siri Seljeseth here.