NENT says Peter Stormore produces original documentary series 'American Runestone'

Wednesday 12 June 2019 | 12:44 CET | News

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has announced its next original production to be a historical documentary series called ‘American Runestone’. It concerns a Viking runestone apparently found by a Swedish immigrant to Minnesota in 1898.  Hollywood actor Peter Stormare will star in, produce and direct two seasons of the show, the first of which will premiere exclusively on NENT’s Viaplay streaming service in the Nordic region in spring 2020.

In 1898, Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman claimed to have found a runestone in Minnesota, left by Viking explorers more than two centuries before Columbus arrived in North America. In the series, Stormare travels through Minnesota to discover whether it is time for history to be rewritten. Stormare was born in the same region of Sweden as Ohman and he meets scholars, sceptics and sensationalists on a personal and often humorous journey, said NENT

'American Runestone' is the working title and the series is produced by Stormare together with Nina Lund and Glenn Lund for Stormare's production company, Viking Brothers. The first season of the series has six episodes.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Nordic Entertainment
Countries: Scandinavia / Sweden
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