The Creators Of LILYHAMMER Return To Netflix With New Norwegian Drama Series

Netflix Salmon Island Photo Credit: Sara Angelica Spilling / Netflix

Ten years after their global success with Lilyhammer, Netflix today confirms that creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin (Lilyhammer, Beforeigners) and production company Rubicon will return to Netflix with the Norwegian drama series Salmon Island (working title). The series is set to be directed by Marit Moum Aune (Made in Oslo).

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. 

“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.

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”, says creators and writers Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin.

The creative team behind Salmon Island:

Creators: Anne Bjørnstad & Eilif Skodvin

Writers: Anne Bjørnstad & Eilif Skodvin

Conceptual director: Marit Moum Aune 

Producer: Gudny Hummelvoll

Executive producer: Ivar Køhn

Production company: Rubicon