Season 2 of the 8x 25 series Rod Knock (Rådebank) just won seven local Gullruten TV awards including Best TV Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor. A third season is set to start filming in May.

The YA coming-of-age drama is written by Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Oscar-nominated in 2012 for the short film Tuba Atlantic, and episodic writer of Home Ground. Daniel Fahre (Born 2Drive, Marcus & Martinus-Together) serves as director. Next to Gullruten award-winning rising acting talent Odin Waage (Eyewitness, The Hunger), are Sjur Vatne Brean (Atlantic Crossing, Out Stealing Horses) and Maja Evenshaug Christiansen (The Games).

Set in rural Norway, the series focuses on a group of gearheads hitting the roadblocks that can come with early adulthood. They experience love, uncertainty and loss. Based on thorough research among the local community and gearhead culture, the second season in particular was hailed by the local media as one of the best youth TV shows since SKAM, for its ability to tackle difficult issues with humanity and authenticity; it was followed by over a million viewers on NRK.

Rod Knock has a very special feel to it,” said Claudia Schmitt, Head of Kids & Family Entertainment at Beta Film. “The series’ unique focus on the inner life of young gearheads in Norway, dealing with sometimes very serious issues is presented in a heartfelt, warm and widely relatable fashion. Rod Knock is a highly original programme that really connects with a wide, young audience. “

The series was produced by Fenomen and Storyline for NRK. It premiered on Yle and TV4/C More in 2020 and last March on DR. Beta Film handles all territories outside the Nordics.

The Munich-based global distribution group continues to thrive with multi-season remakes of SKAM, notably in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy and France.