Bloodride: Netflix heads to Norway for new horror series
James R | On 14, Feb 2019
Netflix is bringing in a fresh blast of chilling wind from Norway with its new horror series, Bloodride.
A journey into the unknown with twists and turns, mysteries, absurdities and morbid humor, the series was announced at the Berlinale this week. The project is a Norwegian language tongue-in-cheek horror anthology series, where each story is set in its own realistic, yet weird universe. Six unique tales of terror, told with glee and enthusiasm.
The project is produced by Monster Scripted and written by acclaimed scriptwriter Kjetil Indregard. Indregard, the director and writer of Norwegian series Maniac, developed Bloodride with director Atle Knudsen and Monster’s creative team, Bård Fjulsrud, Håkon Briseid and Ida Håndlykken Kvernstrøm. Monster Scripted is one of the largest TV-drama producers in Norway and has produced such successes as Borderliner and The Half Brother. For this new series, Monster is also teaming up with one of the directors of hit show Lilyhammer, Geir Henning Hopland.
“I am excited to invite the global Netflix audience on this chilling, jam-packed and eerie Bloodride with us. We are thrilled to partner with Kjetil, Atle, Geir and the team at Monster Scripted for this unique, local Norwegian anthology series that blends grounded horror and dark Scandinavian humor in a way that is sure to delight viewers from around the world”, says Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President International Originals Europe Turkey and Africa at Netflix.
Håkon Briseid, CEO Monster Scripted, says: “Monster strongly believes in the strength of local perspective through home-grown stories from passionate talents. Bloodride is just such a project, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to produce this unique Norwegian language series for audiences around the world as a true Netflix Original.”