Game of Thrones star Kristofer Hivju and his wife TV-presenter Gry Molvær Hivu’s independent production company Tindefilm has agreed a co-production deal with UK indies Wildflame and Zig Zag Productions to create an epic new unscripted series.

‘True Viking’ is billed as a brutal endurance competition in which contestants must hone their Vikings skills and apply their mental and physical strength to endure the toughest test of their lives. The series will challenge contestants to execute authentic Viking tasks amid the desolate wilds of the unsympathetic Norwegian fjords.


Hosted by Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane in ‘Game of Thrones’ and his wife, award-winning TV presenter and Director Gry Molvær Hivju, ‘True Viking’ is being developed as a 10 x 60’ series. 


“Tindefilm – based in the homeland of the mighty Vikings – is honoured to bring this truly authentic Viking history adventure series to the international market. The Norse heritage runs through our veins, and we are passionate about sharing our magnificent ancestral past with the whole world.” Gry Molvær Hivju, Executive Producer of Tindefilm.


“Viking history is revered throughout the world. This extreme survival television adventure combines ancient skills with epic endurance set against a breathtaking backdrop. As passionate factual program makers it gives us the opportunity to bring history to life as we’ve never seen it before as we challenge 21st century men and women to step into the world of the most iconic and often feared tribes on earth” commented Paul Islwyn Thomas, CEO of Wildflame Productions.


“‘True Viking’ is a compelling concept that combines endurance, history and adventure set against a breathtaking backdrop. We feel privileged to have been offered the opportunity to partner on this epic new project and are thrilled to be working with Tindefilm and Wildflame and revealing the series to international buyers at MIPCOM” said Danny Fenton, Chief Executive Officer, Zig Zag Productions.


‘True Viking’ is a co-production between Tindefilm, Wildflame Productions, and Zig Zag Productions. 

Staff Reporter

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