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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.6  (9,731)

Occupied is a Norwegian political thriller television series that aired for three seasons from 2015 to 2020. The show is set in a near-future Norway where a Prime Minister from the environmental party has come to power and has made the bold decision to shut down all oil and gas production in the country. This decision leads to a political and economic crisis not just in Norway but around the world as oil supplies are disrupted.

The show follows a range of characters including the Prime Minister, Jesper Berg (played by Henrik Mestad), his security advisor, Hans Martin Djupvik (played by Eldar Skar), a Norwegian journalist, Thomas Eriksen (played by Vegar Hoel) and his wife, Bente Norum (played by Ane Dahl Torp). Each character becomes embroiled in a complex and rapidly evolving political situation that tests their ethical principles and their loyalty to their country.

The show explores themes such as political corruption, media manipulation, national sovereignty, and individual freedom in a world where superpowers like Russia and the European Union exert their influence on a smaller country like Norway. The tension builds up through each season with the first two seasons revolving around a "soft" Russian occupation of Norway as a means of securing the country's oil and gas supplies. The third season pivots towards terrorism and extremism.

The character of Jesper Berg, the Prime Minister, is one of the key figures in the show. He is a principled man who believes in democracy and the power of the people. When he shuts down the oil and gas production in Norway, he does it with the intention of saving the planet and creating a sustainable future for the next generation. However, the consequences of his actions are far-reaching and unpredictable. He is soon challenged by political opponents, the media, and even foreign powers like Russia.

Hans Martin Djupvik, the security advisor to the Prime Minister, is one of the most interesting characters in the show. He is a former soldier who has seen combat and understands the dangers that Norway faces from foreign aggression. He believes that the Prime Minister's decision to shut down oil and gas production has put Norway at risk and that the country needs to be able to defend itself against its enemies. However, he also has a dark past that threatens to undermine the trust that the Prime Minister has placed in him.

Thomas Eriksen, the journalist, is one of the characters that provides a crucial perspective on the events of the show. He is a man of integrity who believes in the power of the press to hold those in power accountable. He is one of the few people who initially questions the motives of the Russian occupation and who tries to uncover the truth behind their actions. Throughout the show, he finds himself caught between his loyalty to his country and his loyalty to his family.

Bente Norum, Thomas's wife, is also a significant character in the show. She is a successful lawyer who becomes caught up in a web of secrecy and lies as the events of the show unfold. Her attempts to uncover the truth behind a series of assassination attempts lead her down a dangerous path where she must confront her own ideals and the reality of the situation.

Overall, Occupied is a tense and gripping political thriller that examines the complexities of power, corruption, and loyalty in a rapidly changing world. With strong performances from the entire cast and a storyline that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, Occupied is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys smart and intelligent TV dramas.

Occupied is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on October 4, 2015.

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8. February (2)
November 10, 2017
The EU interprets the deployment of the Finnish aircraft as an attack on the EU and votes on a resolution for Russia to exit Norway. They also want Anita to stand down.
February (1)
7. February (1)
November 3, 2017
It seems that there may be a majority in the EU in favour of a resolution to force Russia out of Norway, but for the EU to vote for the resolution, the Government of Norway must support it.
6. January
October 27, 2017
The Nordic nations are unhappy and feel insecure about the Russian presence in Norway. Anita struggles to foster a better climate between the countries.
5. December
October 20, 2017
Jesper has managed to get to Paris and to Astrid and her partner Jerome, but it doesn't take long for the police to find and arrest him. Jerome then comes to the rescue.
4. November
October 13, 2017
The group holding Jesper is willing to sell him to the Norwegian authorities, but when they find out that the Russians are behind the agreement, they order his death.
3. October
October 6, 2017
The Coast Guard soldiers are sentenced to one of the most severe punishments available. Meanwhile, terrorism continues and Anita wants to negotiate an amnesty with Free Norway to calm the people.
2. September
September 29, 2017
Russia has arrested the Coast Guard soldiers who were behind the action at Melk?ya, Anita Rygg has promised that they will be handed over to Norway, but when one of the soldiers is dead, it becomes more problematic.
1. August
September 29, 2017
Half a year has passed since Free Norway mobilised itself and the country was on the brink of war. In order to maintain peace, the Norwegian government has had to compromise with the Russians.
Where to Watch Occupied
Occupied is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Occupied on demand at Netflix, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 4, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (9,731)