‘Vikings’ Star Erik Madsen Leads Cast For Eco-Crime Drama ‘Maritime’ From Makers Of Netflix Series ‘Dark’

Erik Madsen
Wiedemann & Berg

EXCLUSIVE: Vikings star Erik Madsen has been cast in the lead role in eco-crime drama Maritime from Wiedemann & Berg, the makers of Netflix’s first German-language series Dark.

Madsen will play troubled marine biologist Morten Solheim, who is fighting to save the world’s oceans and environment from corrupt governments after recently being released from prison.

The show, made for German public broadcaster ARD, will comprise a series of feature-length episodes, with production currently underway on the first film in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean.

Madsen played King Hemming in two seasons of History’s Vikings and also featured in Lilyhammer. He is joined on Maritime by Daniel Roesner (Alarm for Cobra 11), Hannes Jaenicke, Haley Louise Jones (Einstein), and Luko Omoto (Gunpowder Milkshake).

The first film is directed by Sven Fehrensen from a script by Nils Morten Osburg. Nanni Erben is the executive producer, while the ARD commissioning editor is Brigit Titze.

As well as Dark, Widemann & Berg has made Oscar-winner The Lives Of Others and 2019 Oscar nominee, Never Look Away.

Madsen is represented by Sten Hassing Møller and Anne Ellemann at Scandinavia ́s Team Players and Germany ́s Klostermann & Thamm.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2019/11/maritime-erik-madsen-cast-ard-series-1202776786/