State of Happiness
The road to progress is paved in blood, sweat, and oil. This Nordic drama follows the history-making events that created modern Norway. When a small fishing town discovers something big, six individuals must seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
The international oil companies are pulling out from Stavanger, after years of test drilling without success. This affects everyone in town, especially Christain Nyman who works as a diver on one of the oil rigs, and Toril Torstensen whose American boyfriend works for Shell. Ingrid Nyman takes a decision on behalf of her whole family.
Phillips Petroleum introduces a smoking ban on the oil rig Ocean Viking, and the mayor in Stavanger speculates on whether the Americans might have found oil. Toril Torstensen makes a unavoidable choice.
The Summer House
Nyman’s factory has financial problems, and Fredrik Nyman has to come up with a plan to save the factory. Anna Hellevik sees an opportunity to help her father in law, and starts scheming behind Fredrik’s back. Toril Torstensen gets help from an unexpected friend.
69 Meters Down
Ingrid is planning a party for Fredrik’s 50th birthday, and breaks social rules to support a friend in trouble. Cristian and the other divers at the Ocean Viking takes risks everyday at work, and the risks are increasingly dangerous.
Phillips Petroleum are looking for a place by the coast to build a gigantic tank for oil storage. Dirdal Valley, where Anna’s family’s farm is situated, is one of the aread they are considering. Anna starts using the knowledge she’s picked up at her work at the mayor’s office, with fatal consequences.
Hope and Fraud
Christian and Martin start their own diving company, and are in need of startup capital. Ingrid and Fredrik Nyman makes a plan to help their son. An old friend of Toril returns to town.
Party at the Esso Motor Hotel
Mayor Rettedal uses unorthodox methods to get Stavanger elected as the oil capital of Norway. Anna does something she regrets at a party at the Esso Motor Hotel, and Toril reaches out to Bengt Hamre.
- Anne Regine Ellingsæter, Amund Harboe, Bart Edwards, Malene Wadel
- Synnøve Hørsdal, Ales Ree
- Executive Producer
- Tone Rønning
- Petter Næss
- Erik Aster, Perry Eriksen