Lykkeland (TV series 2018)
May 22, 2022
Lykkeland is a Norwegian drama series that started on NRK1 in 2018. The series is about the time when Norway enters the oil age and follows some families and people in Stavanger who experience great upheavals when the city goes from being a pietistic community with fishing, shipping and agriculture as main industries, to become an international, rich oil city. The second season premiered on January 2, 2022 and deals with dramatic events in the 1970s and 1980s. Season 2 provided inspiration for a gender equality campaign on social media. The series won two awards during the newly launched Cannes Film Festival in 2018. The first season of the series won five awards during the Golden Route 2019: best drama series, best actress (Anne Regine Ellingsæter), best director TV drama (Petter Næss and Pål Jackman), best screenplay in TV drama (Mette Marit Bølstad) and best costume (Karen Fabritius Gram). During the award ceremony of Gullruten 2022, the second season of the series won five awards, among them best supporting role by Pia Tjelta and best directing TV drama by Petter Næss.