Mammon (TV series)

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Mammon
Mammon-titlecard.jpg
GenreDetective, thriller, crime, drama
Created byVegard Stenberg Eriksen and Gjermund Eriksen
Developed byVegard Stenberg Eriksen Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen
StarringJon Øigarden (season 1–2)
Composer(s)Martin Horntveth
Country of originNorway
Original language(s)Norwegian
English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes14
Production
Production location(s)Oslo, Norway
CinematographyJon Anton Brekne
Editor(s)Carl-Jørgen Ringvold
Running time58 minutes
Production company(s)NRK Drama
Release
Original networkNRK
Picture formatHDTV 1080i50
Audio format5.1
Original release1 January 2014 (2014-01-01) –
present
External links
Website

Mammon is a Norwegian detective television series that was broadcast on NRK1 in 2014 and 2016. The producers of the series are Vegard Stenberg Eriksen and his brother Gjermund.

It was directed by Cecilie Mosli. The lead role is played by Jon Øigarden; other key roles are played by Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Nils Ole Oftebro, Ingjerd Egeberg, Anna Bache-Wiig [no], Alexander Rosseland, Andrine Sæther and Terje Strømdahl [no].

Mammon has been renewed for a third season. NRK has not yet given the all clear, but states the scripts for the third season are in progress.

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Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
161 January 2014 (2014-01-01)3 February 2014 (2014-02-03)
283 January 2016 (2016-01-03)14 February 2016 (2016-02-14)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Kapittel 1: Offeret"
"Chapter 1: The Victim"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen1 January 2014 (2014-01-01)
Journalist Peter Verås (Jon Øigarden) receives a tip from an anonymous source about a scandal within the Norwegian financial world. The disturbing and crushing evidence incriminates his brother, a senior director within one of Norway's leading financial companies. Despite these factors, Peter decides to let the newspaper publish this story. The news about it has a line of consequences for his brother. Vibeke Haglund (Lena Kristin Ellingsen), an investigator of financial crimes, reveals some disturbing information for Peter, and the hunt begins.
22"Kapittel 2: Oppvåkningen"
"Chapter 2: The Awakening"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen6 January 2014 (2014-01-06)
Peter finds out after five years of investigating, that his brother, Daniel (Anders T. Anderson) was pushed to commit suicide. He and his sister-in-law Eva (Ingjerd Egeberg), circle to the top of a financier, who knew about Daniel's secret. He discloses the word "Abraham" before he commits suicide. Despite that, Peter continues his search for the truth, while having the thought of keeping his family out of trouble. The police later disbelieve the statements that Peter made about what happened to his brother, Daniel. It does not matter for Peter how close he gets, but he knows the truth will still be concealed.
33"Kapittel 3: Nedstigningen"
"Chapter 3: The Descend"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen13 January 2014 (2014-01-13)
After some investigating, Peter finds a connection between his brother's suicide and Aage Haugen's suicide: they both were in possession of paintings that make references to the child offering according to the Bible, they were both afraid that something awful was going to happen to their own children, and they both committed suicide on the same date, October 22nd. Peter's theory goes onto saying that someone pushed them to commit suicide, and that the paintings is a sign of a cry for help. At the same time Aftenposten and Peter try to figure out how financer Tom Lied (Dennis Storhøi) became one of Norway's wealthiest men.
44"Kapittel 4: Pakten"
"Chapter 4: The Pact"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen20 January 2014 (2014-01-20)
Peter starts realizing that his brother was involved in more than just suicide, something considered even more brutal. Later someone is trying to get a message to Peter about what happened. Peter thinks that there are more people who are facing the same kind of situation that his brother was in, but those people are simply too afraid to reveal themselves. Alongside with the newspaper Aftenposten, he suspects a conspiracy within the deep corridors of finance, politics and the media. In order to find the true answers, Peter must search for a mysterious whistle blower and what happened 25 years earlier.
55"Kapittel 5: Drapet"
"Chapter 5: The Killing"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen27 January 2014 (2014-01-27)
Peter's nephew Andreas has mysteriously disappeared, but Peter is too afraid to talk to the Police, as he fears that someone might hurt his nephew. Together with his sister-in-law, Eva, and Vibeke, he sets out to find the boy. They find a coded message, which later appears to be a cry for help. As they follow that clue, it leads them to a secret network. Peter realizes that the threats against his brother are about to affect him as well. The snowball is rolling, and it's impossible to stop it.
66"Kapittel 6: Dommedag"
"Chapter 6: Doomsday"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen3 February 2014 (2014-02-03)
One of Peter's closest people is badly injured, and another one is killed. The police hold Peter as the main suspect for both crimes, making him one of Norway's most hunted men. Peter only trusts his previous boss, Frank Mathisen (Nils Ole Oftebro), and Peter keeps remembering the promise he had made to his brother to take care of his son Andreas. He refuses to break that promise and give up his hope to find him. The hunt for Andreas leads Peter west, and as time is almost running out, he receives help from an unexpected direction.

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Kapittel 1: Bløt"
"Chapter 1: Wet"
Janic HeenMargrete Soug Kåset3 January 2016 (2016-01-03)
When VG journalist Torgrim Hammern is murdered by a masked killer in a parking garage, the fear spreads all across Norway. Some people within the VG newspaper, including Peter Verås (Jon Øigarden), start to suspect that the people behind the killing could be from ISIS. But it's all theory, and Peter starts together with his former boss, Frank Mathiesen (Nils Ole Oftebro), to dig for clues of Hammern's past. It's later revealed that the killing might have an effect on the new coming high rising political world of Norway, where the friendship between Norwegian Prime Minister Michael Woll (Trond Espen Seim) and Minister of Finance Erik Ulrichsen (Ingar Helge Gimle) is not going well in the public spotlight.
82"Kapittel 2: Hedninger"
"Chapter 2: Heathens"
Janic HeenMargrete Soug Kåset4 January 2016 (2016-01-04)
Peter is put in a position to take care of Hammern’s wife, Ellen Claussen (Laura Christensen). His irritation, besides fascination for her, grows on.The Prime Minister attempts to take care of the consequences following the murder of Hammern, but his rival, Minister of Finance, Erik Ulrichsen has other plans, including getting more power. Ulrichsen tries to set up obstacles in the Prime Minister's path while he also feels left out and wants revenge. Meanwhile, Peter and Mathiesen dig deeper about Hammern, discover he was writing a book about a Minister, and find he secretly recorded messages. As more of the riddle comes to light, the number of enemies multiplies.
93"Kapittel 3: Ragnarok"
"Chapter 3: Ragnarok"
Janic HeenMagrete Soug Kåset10 January 2016 (2016-01-10)
The daughter of the Norwegian Prime Minister gets bullied via the Internet, and her dark secret puts more pressure over her father. On the same time, the Minister of Finance tries to make the Prime Minister weaker, as a plan of his revenge. Peter tries to figure out who the killed journalist Hammern was writing a book about, and which minister it was. He gets closer to Ellen, and together they also discover some dark secrets in Hammern's private life. Mathiesen tries to help Peter, but ends up in a tough situation, where he gets stabbed in the eye by the mysterious killer, presumed to be the same one that killed Hammern. The Prime Minister later visits him at the hospital, and tells him about the situation. In the hunt for answers, Peter comes together with a computer journalist and finds a log, which shows that Hammern has been talking to someone who goes under the name "No Reason". When Peter meets up with this person, it turns out to be the Prime Minister himself, who gives him the statement that the country is at a risk. Suddenly the killer shows up, kills the guards and shoots the Prime Minister in the eye, before going over to Peter.
104"Kapittel 4: Fimbul"
"Chapter 4: The Fimbul"
Cecilie MosliMargrete Soug Kåset17 January 2016 (2016-01-17)
Following the attack on Mathiesen and the killing of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Norway is near panic. The President of the United States is unable to attend the funeral of the Norwegian Prime Minister, due to security reasons. The Norwegian political world is in chaos, and Minister of Finance, Erik Ulrichsen, states that he wants to be the acting Prime Minister while the political world gets sorted out, but many of his allies have doubts and force consequences against him, making Ulrichsen more pissed off. In the mean time, Peter and Ellen go further into their investigation of Hammern, and get some unexpected help from Mathiesen, who is finally aware of what had bothered Hammern, and is ready to show it to them. In co-operation with the police, the government tries to track down the new-nazi killers.
115"Kapittel 5: Fenris"
"Chapter 5: The Fenris"
Vegard Stenberg EriksenMargrete Soug Kåset24 January 2016 (2016-01-24)
Peter, Ellen and Mathiesen are held captive in a basement, where it is revealed that the one who has the captive, was pressured by Mathiesen himself. There is an argument between the three, of who and what it's up to. In the meantime, the government officials try to find a person to lead the investigation of the recent killings, and some theorize they could be due to the recent political actions. But when they hear about the hostage situation, they all focus on it, and Ulrichsen is the one who leads it. Peter is held at gun point by the nephew of the Prime Minister, and he later takes Ellen as his hostage, and goes out of the house. The police arrive, and the nephew threatens to kill Ellen if they don't leave. A police sniper in the woods gets the order from the politicians to take the shot, which he does; after a long while of getting the chance. The hostages are freed, and everything is calmed down for now. The nephew turns out to be the Prime Minister's biological son.
126"Kapittel 6: Jotnir"
"Chapter 6: Jotnir"
Gjermund EriksenMargrete Soug Kåset31 January 2016 (2016-01-31)
Peter, Ellen and Mathiesen's investigation goes deeper and deeper as they discover more clues that could explain what the mysteries of the political world and the murder of Torgrim Hammern might reveal. It is later revealed that the minister that Hammern was writing about, is Norwegian Prime Minister Michael Woll. While searching for a lead for the case, Mathiesen stumbles upon a warehouse, where he discovers some data files that could explain something. But when he is about to exit, he is held at gunpoint by a gunman and forced to get into a body bag. The gunman executes him.
137"Kapittel 7: Miklagard"
"Chapter 7: Constantinople"
Cecilie MosliMargrete Soug Kåset7 February 2016 (2016-02-07)
Ellen and Peter travel to Istanbul. As they take a walk for the evening, an undercover CIA admires the fact that they are from Norway. When the conversation gets a bit out of hand, Peter says that they need to leave, but the American reveals that he is "Melanie" who they were waiting to meet. They access a database at CloudTech about some secret information within the Norwegian political world. Peter doubts first that they are going to get access, until Ellen shows him a finger from Torgrim Hammern. Lying about his identity to security personnel, Peter manages to get access to the computer and downloads the files. He successfully gets back to Ellen before security realises their mistake just as Peter and Ellen leave the building. Later, Ellen and Peter arrive at the docks, where Ellen tells Peter about her double agent working also with the Chinese. Peter doesn't believe her at first, until she says that she only was 19 when it all happened. Peter is captured, and before Ellen can say anything, the CIA agent shoots her and drags Peter with him to a car where the agent questions him about how much he knows about the unknown Norwegian politician in the mysterious picture taken in Istanbul. Peter states that he doesn't know anything, and the car stops. When Ellen turns out to be alive, the agent tells Peter that she is as dead as he is, just that she doesn't know yet.
148"Kapittel 8: Yggdrasil"
"Chapter 8: Yggdrasil"
Cecilie MosliMargrete Soug Kåset14 February 2016 (2016-02-14)
The pieces of the mysterious puzzle within the Norwegian political world are about to fall into right and proper order. After returning from Istanbul, Peter and Ellen are under high alert and suspicious. The mysterious killer has taken captive Ellen's daughter and her babysitter, Peters sister-in-law Eva, and together with Peter she tracks down the killer to a cargo ship. Peter later discovers that Ellen is working for two sides, but it seems to him that she can't decide which side to stick to. In an incident, Ellen shoots the killer, and Peter calms her down from killing him as well. The police try to talk Ellen down, but Ellen gets shot for hesitating too long. Peter and Eva get off the ship with Ellen's daughter after the police have stormed and searched it. The Norwegian Prime Minister's daughter is persuaded by Ulrichsen in helping him, but as she is giving a speech at a meeting, VG decides to reveal the truth behind the mysterious Istanbul meeting picture, stunning everyone in the country. The minister in the picture was no one other than the Prime Minister Woll himself. Woll's daughter is taken away in tears and Ulrichsen gets mad at her for a moment, and it's also revealed that Hammern also spoke to Woll about the bad prize value of working in Norway, but Woll stated that it was something he couldn't help with. Ulrichsen then states to the press that the government is resigning.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2017 45th International Emmy Awards Best Drama Series Mammon (Season 2) Won [1]

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