Jesper Berg’s attempt to get men into Russia is interrupted, when he is taken hostage by a group of armed men.
What happens to a nation when life continues normal and unchanged, but under the surface, things are gravely unlike what they seem? Sweden’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo creators bring those questions to life in Occupied, a political suspense-thriller that explores themes of loyalty to oneself, one’s family, and one’s country.
Set in a not-so-distant future, after a catastrophic hurricane fuelled by climate change devastates Norway, an idealistic Prime Minister halts all oil production, which sets the country and the rest of the world into crisis. Unable to ignore the impending catastrophe, Russia, at the behest of the EU, stages a soft invasion to secure oil for the rest of the world. Although they say they have every intention of retreating once this has been accomplished, events that unfold quickly turn velvet gloves into iron fists, and no one is safe.
Watch all-new episodes of Occupied
Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Pivot