Making Magnus

May 2, 2019


Norwegian series Magnus follows an idiotic yet genius detective as he attempts to solve a murder rooted in Norse mythology. Teaming up with a suicidal partner and a scrawny neighbourhood boy, he embarks on an increasingly strange adventure.

In this DQTV interview, creator and co-writer Vidar Magnussen and director Geir Henning Hopland talk about how they brought together a myriad of genres for the series, which they describe as a “supernatural comedy drama thriller.”

They also reveal how the movies of Peter Sellers influenced the show, while Hopland discusses his directing process.

Magnus is produced by Viafilm for NRK and distributed by Hat Trick International. The series had its international premiere at Canneseries last month.

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