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Atlantic Crossing (TV series)

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Atlantic Crossing
GenreHistorical drama
Created byAlexander Eik
Written by
  • Alexander Eik
  • Linda May Kallestein
Directed by
  • Alexander Eik
  • Janic Heen
Theme music composerSusanne Sundfør
Opening theme"When"
ComposerRaymond Enoksen
Country of originNorway
Original languagesNorwegian, English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
  • Tone Rønning
  • Justus Riesenkampff
  • Friedemann Goez
  • Sofia Helin
  • Anni Faurbye Fernandez
  • James Cabourne
  • Susanne Simpson
  • Sofie Wanting Hassing
ProducerSilje Hopland Eik
Production locationNorway
CinematographyCarl Sundberg
  • Silje Nordseth
  • Morten Rørvig
Camera setupMultiple camera
Running time52-55 minutes
Production companyCinenord
Original release
Release25 October (2020-10-25) –
13 December 2020 (2020-12-13)

Atlantic Crossing is a historical drama in the form of a television miniseries set in Norway and the United States during World War II. The series is wide-ranging but pays special attention to interactions between Crown Princess Martha of Norway and President Franklin Roosevelt during the period when Martha was a war refugee in the United States after fleeing the 1940 Nazi Invasion of Norway.[1]

Some portions with Norwegian, Danish or Swedish spoken dialogue are subtitled in English.[2] It premiered on 25 October 2020 on NRK in Norway.[3] The series premiered 4 April 2021 on Masterpiece Theatre on PBS.[4]


The eight part series was co-produced by the Norwegian independent production company Cinenord, Norway’s public broadcaster NRK and the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).[5] Most of the series was filmed in the Czech Republic and Norway.[6]


The series created controversy in Norway by repeatedly portraying the President and the Crown Princess as romantically involved, a claim that is not supported by historical evidence.

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  1. ^ Hallemann, Caroline (April 2, 2021). "Missing The Crown? Give Atlantic Crossing a Try". Town & Country.
  2. ^ Garron, Barry (2021-02-05). "'Atlantic Crossing' brings subtitled Norwegian drama to 'Masterpiece'". Current. Retrieved 2023-01-19.
  3. ^ Amlie, Helene (8 October 2020). "Atlantic Crossing (1:8) - premiere!" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Atlantic Crossing: Everything You Need to Know About the WWII Drama". PBS.
  5. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (2020-10-11). "'Atlantic Crossing,' with Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan, Sells For Beta Film (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2023-01-19.
  6. ^ Levine, Irene S. (2021-04-03). "Atlantic Crossing: A Story Of Passion And Politics To Air On PBS MASTERPIECE". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-01-19.

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