Girls From Oslo Creator Kyrre Holm Johannessen Signs With CAA
Kyrre Holm Johannessen, the creator and showrunner of the Netflix series “The Girl From Oslo,” has signed with CAA for portrayal.
Originally from Norway, Johannessen began his television career writing about the 2016 comedy-drama “Meglerne,” about a corrupt real estate broker who suddenly finds himself tutoring a self-centered student. He is also a well-known television presenter, having hosted various programs for Norwegian public broadcaster NRK, including “Karate”, “Kyrre” and “P3morgen”.
Johannessen was the head writer of the satirical comedy series “Folkevalgt” (“Chosen One”) for Norwegian broadcaster TV2, which follows nine young politicians from different parties who fight for a seat in the Norwegian parliament. He was also the head writer for the musical series “En Får Være Som En Er” in 2019.
Johannessen is behind “The Girl From Oslo” (“Bortført”), which topped the Netflix charts in late 2021. The Norwegian-Israeli co-production follows a group of Norwegian and Israeli friends who are kidnapped in the Sinai desert by ISIS terrorists who threaten to kill them unless 12 ISIS detainees are released in exchange for their freedom. A Norwegian diplomat, father of one of the kidnapped, must then go to Sinai to free his daughter.
“The Girl From Oslo” premiered on the global streamer in April 2021. The show, co-directed by Uri Barbash and Stian Kristiansen, stars Anneke von der Lippe, Amos Tamam and Raida Adon.
Elsewhere, in addition to working in television, Johannessen hosts two podcasts and has co-authored two books.
He continues to be managed by Alex Goldstone at Anonymous Content.