Kristofer Hivju probably most well known to UK/US audiences for his role in Game of Thrones has nabbed a starring role in mini-series Twin.
Twin kicks off in the Lofoten Islands where cliffs fall near sheer 4,000 feet to fjords. A very cold-water surfing mecca north of the Arctic Circle, it is home to Erik, a surfer bum who hasn’t seen his identical twin Adam – a businessman with a successful family business, doting wife, picture-perfect family – for 15 years. When Eric loses everything, he reaches out to Adam, who totally rejects him. A quarrel breaks out; Erik and Ingrid, Adam’s wife, accidentally kill Adam. To cover the crime, and to save his brother’s family, Erik takes over Adam’s identity.
The show will be shot in Norwegian and will run over eight hours and is directed and scripted by Kristoffer Metcalfe.