New limited series Twin, starring Kristopher Hivju (Game of Thrones), has its North American premiere on February 4 on MHz Choice. Eight-parter from Nordic TV tells the story of Erik and Adam (both played by Hivju), identical twin brothers, who live completely different lives. Erik is a broke surfer bum. Adam is a successful family and business man. When Erik seeks out his brother for the first time in 15 years, an arguent ends with Adam’s wife, Ingrid (Rebekka Nystabakk), accidentally killing her husband. To avoid getting arrested for murder, and save his brother’s family, Erik takes over Adam’s identity.
Set against the backdrop of Norway’s Lofoten Islands, Twin was a passion project between Hivju and lead director/co-writer Kristoffer Metcalfe, which they developed over 15 years.