Netflix orders animated comedy from Norsemen creators
James R | On 01, Aug 2020
Netflix is expanding its relationship with the creators of Norsemen with the greenlighting of a new comedy series.
Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen are the duo behind the Norwegian series Norsemen, which just debuted its third season on Netflix. Now, they’re teaming up with Netflix for a new animated show.
Called Captain Fall, it follows Jonathan Fall, a naive warm-hearted ship captain who finds himself unknowingly the captain of a smuggling ship.
Helgaker and Torgersen will serve as creators, showrunners, and executive producers on the series. Joel Trussell (Electric City, Pickle and Peanut ) will serve as executive producer.
Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of the series that will be released in two parts.
Jon Iver and Jonas say: “We are thrilled to set out on this new adventure with Netflix. We first pitched Captain Fall as a live action show, but Netflix saw the potential of it being animated. Although a bit scary in the beginning, moving from live action to animation just feels amazingly limitless and creative on a whole new level. And luckily Netflix has surrounded us with a groups of extremely talented people, so everything is set up for us not screwing this one up. But you never know.”
Mike Moon, head of adult animation for Netflix adds: “Jon Iver and Jonas created a hilarious story in Norsemen that connected with audiences all around the world. We can’t wait for fans to see their absurd fantastical genius come to life in their first animated series.”
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