Comedy Drama Scripted Scripted / Format

Norwegian-ish

NEW SEASON
Available as
Format and Finished Programme
DURATION
Season 1: 8 x 25' | Season 2: 7 x 35'
BROADCASTER
NRK1, Norway
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2020 - 2023
Available in
HD
Three young adults with roots in four cultures try to navigate through adulthood with all the awkward situations, insecurities, uncomfortable everyday experiences and victories it entails.

Modern, well-integrated, young adults with immigrant backgrounds are often portrayed as the shining image of what multicultural Norway should be: strong, confident people who balance their two cultures perfectly. In other words - the opposite of Helin, Amrit and Fariba. Fortunately, they have each other. With roots in four cultures, the friends try their best to navigate through adulthood with all the awkward situations, insecurities, uncomfortable everyday experiences and victories it entails.

Helin is the dutiful Turkish daughter and doctor who realizes her parents have become far more liberal than herself. Iranian Fariba decides to play her minority card to get ahead in her professional life. Amrit, an untraditional Indian bar owner, discovers more pros than cons with sticking to his own kind. Simultaneously their parents struggle with not interfering while their thirty-something children go through the growing pains of life.

When Helin's little sister gets pregnant outside of marriage and her parents don't seem to care, Helin's world is turned upside down. Has her family become too Norwegian? Single mother Fariba's social media activity draws her into a media circus, and her need for exposure creates a gap between her and her father. Amrit notices that he and his secret Norwegian girlfriend are drifting apart, so he starts to wonder if it is true - like his mother says - that birds of a feather flock together.

Four languages are spoken in the series: Norwegian, Persian, Punjabi and Turkish.

Original language version: Norsk-ish

Executive Producer
Tone C. Rønning Nobel
Creator
Bahareh Badavi
Creator
Melike Leblebicioglu
Director
Terje Rangnes
Cast
Selda Ekiz, Nasrin Khusrawi, Ravdeep Singh Bajwa