New series in production for Norwegian broadcaster NRK

London-based independent producer Nevision has boarded Cinenord Drama and Beta Films’ big budget World War Two political thriller Atlantic Crossing, starring Kyle MacLachlan as US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and Sofia Helin as Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha.

Currently in production for commissioning broadcaster NRK, the 8 x 60’ series is set in the US, UK and Norway and focusses on the relationship between Roosevelt and Märtha who fled from the Nazi occupation of Norway to become a key figure in world politics living in the White House.

As the Germans invaded Norway during WWII, Martha and her three children were forced to leave their home nation and were invited by Roosevelt to live in the White House for safety, bringing her to the epicenter of world power. While months of war continued, Märtha and FDR developed a deep fondness for one another, which has been suggested stretched to a romantic relationship and she began to have political influence over the President.

Nevision is joining one of Scandinavia’s biggest productions to date. With £3.5million in subsidies from the Norwegian Film Institute’s incentive program, Atlantic Crossing is created and directed by Alexander Eik, with co-scriptwriter Linda Kallenstein. Cinenord is producing the series for NRK with co-producer Beta Film handling worldwide sales.

Filming in English and Norwegian, production is currently underway in the Czech Republic and Norway with delivery scheduled for 2020.

James Cabourne, Executive Chairman at Nevision says: “A key aim for Nevision is to build our portfolio of high quality drama series from across Europe – Atlantic Crossing is the perfect addition to our slate. We are delighted to be on board such an exciting project with an incredible cast and best-in-class partners in Cinenord and Beta Film.”

For further information, please contact DDA Blueprint (for Nevision)

Janet Balmforth Tel: + 44 (0) 7748 185 656 or email

Dorothee Stoewahse Beta Film Press
Tel: + 49 89 67 34 69 15

Notes to editors:

About Nevision

Nevision is an independent production company that originates, produces and facilitates content creation, curating and nurturing a project from inception to exploitation. Nevision exclusively represents a private investment group and is able to access deficit funding as required.


The company currently has a broad slate of series across all genres including: animated series Floogals for Universal Kids in US and Channel 5’s Milkshake! in the UK; scripted series Keeping Faith with Vox Pictures for BBC, S4C and Acorn TV, currently in production on series two for completion by summer 2019; scripted series Alex with SF Studios in Sweden for Viaplay, also in production on season two, and factual series Rolling Stone with Jigsaw Productions, commissioned by HBO (US) and Sky Arts (UK). 

Nevision has also partnered with Palatin Media in Germany to co-produce an eight part series, Spides, currently being shot in the English language for NBCUniversal International Channels for autumn 2019. Nevision’s first feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is now available on Netflix globally following its theatrical release last year. Nevision has an active development slate across both scripted and also children’s/family under its  dedicated Nevision Studios banner.

Nevision’s board includes some of the UK’s most experienced and creative business executives including James Cabourne, Nigel Pickard, Neil Zeiger and Tim Buxton with a string production credits to their names.  


CINENORD DRAMA was established by Silje Hopland Eik and Alexander Eik in 2014 and is a part of Cinenord, the parent company behind successes such as Varg Veum and Casper and Emma. Cinenord is one of Norway’s biggest production companies, having produced and co-produced 28 feature films and 2 TV shows over the past 13 years.

About Beta Film:

Beta Film is one of Europe’s leading international distributors of licenses rights for TV, HV, new media and theatrical with a portfolio of over 15.000 hours of program and established itself as a producer and co-producer of national and international high end drama. While the Beta Cinema portfolio comprises many Academy Award-nominated and -winning films, Kineos is responsible for licensing German-language rights to 12,000 titles. In the classical-music domain, Unitel is the global leader in the production of audiovisual music recordings, with a film stock of around 1,500 productions. The corporate group also has stakes in several national and international production companies as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959, Beta Film has been part of Jan Mojto’s company group since 2004.