In the name of love is set in 1970s Norway, where a primary school teacher, played by Bonnevie, does everything to keep the highly profitable porn of her husband Lars (Trond Espen Seim) a secret. Lars, however, sees his work as an act of social protest, and their two sons, have played by real brothers Jakob and Jonas Oftebro, are caught in the middle – until a family showdown becomes inevitable.
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Bonnevie played opposite Mads Mikkelsen in Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar Another round.
The show is the latest in a long line of originals from Nordic streamer Viaplay, with 70 premiering this year. Deadline revealed Norwegian characteristic Listen ! featuring people do nothing Asim Chaudhry in June.
“I grew up in a fantastic family that lived an increasingly wild life in the 1970s and 1980s thanks to the money my father made from porn,” Breien said. “Neither I nor my family came out unscathed. That’s why it feels good to finally tell this story with Viaplay.
The eight-episode series is produced by Rebecca Mathiesen and Finn Gjerdum at Paradox, with Kari Moen Kristiansen serving as executive producer at Viaplay. Viaplay Content Distribution is responsible for worldwide sales.
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