Hvaler (TV series)

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Hvaler
GenreDrama
Created byArne Berggren
Written byArne Berggren
Directed byMargret Bergheim
StarringCharlotte Frogner
Cato Skimten Storengen
Ingar Helge Gimle
Lise Fjeldstad
Anne Marit Jacobsen
Kim Haugen
Minken Tveitan
Sigrid Edvardsson
Opening theme"Alt du vil av" by Raymond Enoksen and Geirmund Simonsen
Country of originNorway
Original language(s)Norwegian
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producer(s)Agnete Thuland
Producer(s)Trond Berg-Nilssen
Production location(s)Hvaler
Production company(s)Rubicon TV
Release
Original networkTV 2
Original release29 September 2008 –
30 November 2010

Hvaler (also known as Maria) is a Norwegian drama written by Arne Berggren, produced by Rubicon TV for TV 2. The first season of the series was shown on TV 2 from September to December 2008, while the second season was shown from September to November 2010. Recording of the first season took place in Hvaler during the period May to October 2008, while the second season was recorded in 2009.

The series won the award for best miniseries (Best Mini-series) during the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009, under the name of Maria.[1]

Cast[edit]

Actor Role Episodes / Relationships
Charlotte Frogner Maria Blix 24 episodes: Psychologist
Cato Skimten Storengen Mads Jansen 12 episodes
Maria Bock Tove 11 episodes: Lives with Mads
Lise Fjeldstad Liv Hansen 13 episodes: Mayor. Mother of Tara, and aunt of Maria
Sigrid Edvardsson Tara Blix Hansen 22 episodes: Daughter of Liv, and cousin of Maria. Mother of Robin and Line
Axel Aubert Vidar Blix Hansen 11 episodes: Repatriated soldier from Iraq. Son of Liv, and cousin Maria
Dagrun Anholt Rita Hansen 9 episodes: The wife of Vidar Blix Hansen
Erik Hivju Fritjof Wang 18 episodes: Retired mathematician and the lover of Hilde Henningsen
Anne Marit Jacobsen Hilde Henningsen 22 episodes: Ceramist and lover of Fritjof Wang
Gard B. Eidsvold Steinar Baltersen 10 episodes: Head of business and culture in the community
Turid Gunnes Kari Baltersen 9 episodes: Mother of Ylva
Minken Tveitan Ylva Baltersen 16 episodes: The daughter of Steinar and Kari
Ingar Helge Gimle Trygve Eriksen 22 episodes: Father of Steffen
Ågot Sendstad Kjersti Eriksen 20 episodes: Mother of Steffen
Truls Einar Toftnes Steffen Eriksen 21 episodes: The son of Trygve and Kjersti
Stig Henrik Hoff Espen Aronsen 21 episodes: Small time criminal
Lisa Loven Lone 10 episodes
Kaia Varjord Heidi 6 episodes
Bjarte Hjelmeland Edvard Borg 12 episodes: Police Chief
Hedda Munthe Karoline Borg 9 episodes
Odin Waage Tormod Borg 6 episodes: Son of the Police Chief
Hanne Dahle Astrid 10 episodes
Tobias Santelmann Ole Marius Aronsen 9 episodes
Jakob Oftebro Mikkel Olsen 6 episodes
Liv Strand Nordin Wilma 6 episodes
Maria Sand Venja 4 episodes
Solveig Nuin Stephens Liz 3 episodes
Aslag Guttormsgaard Marius Father 1 episode: Father of Marius
Heidi Goldmann Marius Mother 1 episode: Mother of Marius
Alex Bermann Marius 1 episode
Zbigniew Franciszek Dluski Andreij 2 episodes
Sylwita Stasiak-Emilsen Agnes 2 episodes
Kalle Øby Kjell Benestad 19 episodes
Jorunn Kjellsby Greta Herlofsen 3 episodes
Dag Christian Klevås Rye Hardware Dealer 1 episode
Jeppe Beck Laursen Stian Kjeldsen 19 episodes: Journalist
Svein Roger Karlsen Lensmann Rolf 5 episodes: Police officer
Simon Lay Tom 2 episodes
Terje Brevik Reidar Tallaksen 1 episode
Signy Sandsberg Vera Tallaksen 1 episode
Mattis Herman Nyquist Jon 5 episodes: Priest
Cecilie Jørstad Trine 1 episode: Fredriksstad Blad
Peter Bredal Trine's father 1 episode
Bente Børsum Trine's mother 1 episode
Espen Reboli Bjerke Terje Solstad 5 episodes: Cottage owner
Ine Finholt Jansen Benedikte 1 episode: Cottage owner
Harald Sørlie Food Inspector 1 episode: Norwegian Food Safety Authority
Helle Ottesen Mrs Eriksen 3 episodes: Steffen's Grandmother
Thorbjørn Harr Bjørn Kvisgård 8 episodes: Dentist
Bjørn Skagestad Vebjørn Thilesen 3 episodes: Councillor in Rygge
Geir Atle Johnsen Newspaper Editor 1 episode
Jan Sælid Karl Folkvord 1 episode
Jesper Malm Betjent Otto 13 episodes: Policeman
Håkon Ramstad Geir Aanonsen 1 episode
Trine Wiggen Venke Aanonsen 1 episode
Mathias Augestad Ambjør Stian Aanonsen 3 episodes
Kim Haugen Jørgen Philstrøm 3 episodes: Maria's Ex

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11229 September 2008 (2008-09-29)15 December 2008 (2008-12-15)
21214 September 2010 (2010-09-14)30 November 2010 (2010-11-30)

Season 1[edit]

EP# Title Directed by Written by Air Date
1"Maria"Margret BergheimArne Berggren29 Sep. 2008 (29 Sep. 2008)
2"Tinnsoldaten"Margret BergheimArne Berggren6 Oct. 2008 (6 Oct. 2008)
3"Sinnadamen"Margret BergheimTBA13 Oct. 2008 (13 Oct. 2008)
4"Bloksberg"Cathrine Irgens NilsenArne Berggren20 Oct. 2008 (20 Oct. 2008)
5"Gutta"Cathrine Irgens NilsenTBA27 Oct. 2008 (27 Oct. 2008)
6"Hyper"Cathrine Irgens NilsenSverre Knudsen3 Nov. 2008 (3 Nov. 2008)
7"Forlis"Margret BergheimArne Berggren10 Nov. 2008 (10 Nov. 2008)
8"Sisyfos"Margret BergheimPål Bistrup17 Nov. 2008 (17 Nov. 2008)
9"Akkurat som før"Margret BergheimPål Bistrup24 Nov. 2008 (24 Nov. 2008)
10"Tunnelen"Audny Chris Øiamo-HolsenArne Berggren1 Dec. 2008 (1 Dec. 2008)
11"Mannen som hatet pokaler"Audny Chris Øiamo-HolsenArne Berggren8 Dec. 2008 (8 Dec. 2008)
12"Hjem"Audny Chris Øiamo-HolsenArne Berggren15 Dec. 2008 (15 Dec. 2008)

Season 2[edit]

EP# Title Directed by Written by Air Date
13"Bryllupet"Margret BergheimArne Berggren14 Sep. 2010 (14 Sep. 2010)
14"Ryktet"Margret BergheimArne Berggren21 Sep. 2010 (21 Sep. 2010)
15"Gode råd"Margret BergheimArne Berggren28 Sep. 2010 (28 Sep. 2010)
16"Quiz"Camilla Strøm-HenriksenArne Berggren5 Oct. 2010 (5 Oct. 2010)
17"Mamma Mia"Camilla Strøm-HenriksenPål Bistrup12 Oct. 2010 (12 Oct. 2010)
18"Brødre"Camilla Strøm-HenriksenArne Berggren19 Oct. 2010 (19 Oct. 2010)
19"Indisium"Lisa Marie GamlemArne Berggren26 Oct. 2010 (26 Oct. 2010)
20"Tvillingen"Lisa Marie GamlemArne Berggren2 Nov. 2010 (2 Nov. 2010)
21"Gjennombrudd"Lisa Marie GamlemArne Berggren9 Nov. 2010 (9 Nov. 2010)
22"Nøkkelen"Arne BerggrenArne Berggren16 Nov. 2010 (16 Nov. 2010)
23"Tvil"Arne BerggrenArne Berggren23Nov. 2010 (23Nov. 2010)
24"Advent"Arne BerggrenArne Berggren30 Nov. 2010 (30 Nov. 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seoul International Drama Awards". Hvaler also known as Maria won best mini series in 2009

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