Created and written by Kathrine Valen Zeiner, a critically acclaimed screen writer of features and series whose work has inspired remakes in France Romania the US and the UK and directed by Marit Moum Aune, conceptual director of Golden Screen multi award winning series Struggle for Life and Harry and Charles.
Babies, Biology, Business: how far will one woman go to become a mother?
Winner of Best Actress at Gullruten 2023 Awards.
Elin and Bjørn are planning to adopt. Their relationship will not survive any more IVF. But Elin struggles to give up completely. As a gynecologist with her own fertility clinic, she is surrounded by hope and opportunity. She begins treating herself in secret. It becomes an obsession. She risks her clinic, her marriage and the relationship with her stepdaughter Stella. When she finally gives up and starts to take back her life, Stella falls ill, and everything changes. The question now is not how far Elin will go to become a mother, but how far Bjørn will go for the child he already has.
Created by: Kathrine Valen Zeiner (Wisting, Valkyrien, Pioneer, nominated in 2020 for a Mystery Writers of America, Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV series – Episode 1: Wisting)
Directed by: Marit Moum Aune (Harry & Charles, Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond, Struggle for Life)
Written by: Kathrine Valen Zeiner (Wisting, Valkyrien, Pioneer, nominated in 2020 for a Mystery Writers of America, Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV series – Episode 1: Wisting)
Produced by: Tordenfilm for Viaplay, Nordic Entertainment Group
Original Broadcasters: Viaplay
Cast: Pia Tjelta (State of Happiness – Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Screen Awards 2022 – Cold Lunch, Blind spot, Mars &Venus), Jakob Cedergren (The Guilty, Submarino, Terribly Happy), Ola G. Furuseth (22 July, The Half Brother, In Order of Disappearance)
Year of production: 2022
International Sales: Federation
Festivals & awards: Winner of Best Actress (Pia Tjelta) at the 2023 Gullruten and the 2022 Norwegian Series Critics Awards. Nominated at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2022, the Venice TV Awards and the Rockie Awards 2023. Shortlisted at Prix Italia.