The Girls from Oslo
A suspense-action drama series
An Israel-Norway co-production
Series Creators: Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz & Kyrre Holm Johannessen
Director (Israel): Uri Barbash
Producers (Israel): Chaim Sharir and Mosh Danon
(Norway): Hakon Briseid, Lasse Greve, Brede Hovland.
In production by Drama Team (Israel) & Monster Scripted (Norway) For “Hot” (Israel), TV2 (Norway) and Netflix
Pia, A Norwegian young tourist and two young Israeli brother and sister, are kidnapped in Sinai by ISIS. In exchange for their lives, the terror organization demands the release of terrorists imprisoned in Israel and Norway. If the prisoners are not released– the hostages will be executed.Both the Israeli and Norwegian governments oppose cutting a deal with ISIS.
Both the Israeli and Norwegian governments oppose cutting a deal with ISIS.
1993. 26 years ago, behind the scenes of talks that led to the Oslo Accords, three people from separate worlds met outside the negotiation rooms: Arik, a married low-grade bureaucrat in the Israeli delegation; Norwegian Alex, working at the FAFO institute that set up the talks; and Palestinian Leila came on as translator with the Palestinian representatives. They spent most of their time waiting outside the conference room, and during those strange days, so far away from home, the initial wariness between the three turned into friendship. A charged love story formed between Alex and Arik. Just as the agreement was signed, they each returned to their own lives and parted ways. Arik didn’t even know Alex was pregnant with Pia. She quickly married Karl and hoped her big secret wouldn’t be exposed.
Back to the present main story.
Crazy with worry, Alex arrives and tells Arik, now a senior Israeli minister, that the kidnapped Norwegian girl is actually his daughter. Now Arik will have to risk everything to save the daughter he never about.
Far away, in Norway, Karl will try to release the terrorist arrested in Norway to exchange with the kidnaped girl that he raised as his own daughter.
Alex will realize the two men are failing to save her daughter and that one of the kidnappers is Layla’s son. Now Alex will cross all the borders and do anything to bring her daughter back. Anything.
Years after the Oslo talks, the Arik-Alex-Leila threesome meet again, this time to plan a complex operation which will bring their children home.
Filming for the Norwegian part of the series is scheduled for February 2020, while most of the filming is scheduled in Israel during April-June 2020. Four language will be spoken in the series: English, Hebrew, Norwegian, and Arabic.