Mammon (TV series)

Genre Detective, thriller, crime, drama
Created by Vegard Stenberg Eriksen and Gjermund Eriksen
Developed by Vegard Stenberg Eriksen Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen
Starring Jon Øigarden (season 1–2)
Composer(s) Martin Horntveth
Country of origin Norway
Original language(s) Norwegian
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 14
Location(s) Oslo, Norway
Cinematography Jon Anton Brekne
Editor(s) Carl-Jørgen Ringvold
Running time 58 minutes
Production company(s) NRK Drama
Original network NRK
Picture format HDTV 1080i50
Audio format 5.1
Original release 1 January 2014 (2014-01-01) – present
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Mammon is a Norwegian detective television series that was broadcast on NRK1 in 2014 and 2016. The producers of the series are Vegard Stenberg Eriksen and his brother Gjermund.

It was directed by Cecilie Mosli. The lead role is played by Jon Øigarden, while other key roles, includes characters played by Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Nils Ole Oftebro, Ingjerd Egeberg, Anna Bache-Wiig, Alexander Rosseland, Andrine Sæther and Terje Strømdahl.

Mammon has been renewed for a third season, but NRK has not yet given the all clear, but states the scripts for the third season is under way.




Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
161 January 2014 (2014-01-01)3 February 2014 (2014-02-03)
283 January 2016 (2016-01-03)14 February 2016 (2016-02-14)


Season 1 (2014)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Kapittel 1: Offeret"
"Chapter 1: The Victim"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen1 January 2014 (2014-01-01)
Journalist Peter Verås (Jon Øigarden) receives a tip from an anonymous source about a scandal within the Norwegian financial world. The disturbing and crushing evidence incriminates his own brother, a senior director within one of Norway's leading financial companies. In spite of these factors, Peter decides to let the newspaper publish this story. The news about it has a line of consequences for his brother. Vibeke Haglund (Lena Kristin Ellingsen), an investigator of financial crimes, reveals some disturbing information for Peter, and the hunt begins.
22"Kapittel 2: Oppvåkningen"
"Chapter 2: The Awakening"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen6 January 2014 (2014-01-06)
Peter finds out after 5 years of investigating, that his brother, Tore (Terje Strømdal) was pushed to commit suicide. He and his sister-in-law Eva (Ingjerd Egeberg), circle to the top of a financier, who knew about Tore's secret. He discloses the word "Abraham" before he commits suicide. Despite that, Peter continues his search for the truth, while having the thought of keeping his family out of trouble. The police later don't believe the statements that Peter made about what happened to his brother, Tore. It doesn't matter for Peter how close he gets, but he knows the truth will still be hidden.
33"Kapittel 3: Nedstigningen"
"Chapter 3: The Descend"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen13 January 2014 (2014-01-13)
After some investigating, Peter finds a connection between his brother's suicide and Aage Haugen's suicide: they both were in possession of paintings that make references to the child offering according to the Bible, they were both afraid that something awful was going to happen to their own children, and they both committed suicide on the same date, October 22nd. Peter's theory goes onto saying that someone pushed them to commit suicide, and that the paintings is a sign of a cry for help. At the same time Aftenposten and Peter try to figure out how financer Tom Lied (Dennis Storhøi) became one of Norway's wealthiest men.
44"Kapittel 4: Pakten"
"Chapter 4: The Pact"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen20 January 2014 (2014-01-20)
Peter starts realizing that his brother was involved in more than just suicide, something considered even more brutal. Later someone is trying to get a message to Peter about what happened. Peter thinks that there are more people who are facing the same kind of situation that is brother was in, but those people are simply too afraid to reveal themselves. Alongside with the newspaper Aftenposten, he suspects a conspiracy within the deep corridors of finance, politics and the media. In order to find the true ansewers, Peter must search after a mysterious whistle blower and what happened 25 years earlier.
55"Kapittel 5: Drapet"
"Chapter 5: The Killing"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen27 January 2014 (2014-01-27)
Peter's nephew Andreas has mysteriously disappeared, but Peter is too afraid to talk to the Police, as he fears that someone might hurt his nephew. Together with his sister-in-law, Eva, and Vibeke, he sets out to find the boy. They find a coded message, witch later appears to be a cry for help. As they follow that clue, it leads them to a secret network. Peter realizes that the threats against his brother are about to affect him as well. The snowball is rolling, and it's impossible to stop it.
66"Kapittel 6: Dommedag"
"Chapter 6: Doomsday"
Cecilie MosliGjermund Eriksen3 February 2014 (2014-02-03)
One of Peter's closest people is badly injured, and another one is killed. The police holds Peter as the main suspect for both crimes, making him one of Norway's most hunted men. Peter only trusts his previous boss, Frank Mathisen (Nils Ole Oftebro), and Peter keeps remembering of the promise he had made to his brother to take care of his son Andreas. He refuses to break that promise and give up his hope to find him. The hunt for Andreas leads Peter west, and as time is almost running out, he receives help from an unexpected direction.

Season 2 (2016)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Kapittel 1: Bløt"
"Chapter 1: Wet"
Janic HeenMargrete Soug Kåset3 January 2016 (2016-01-03)
When VG journalist Torgrim Hammern is murdered by a masked killer in a parking garage, the fear spreads all across Norway. Some people within the VG newspaper, including Peter Verås (Jon Øigarden) start to suspect that the people behind the killing could be from the ISIS. But it's all theory, and Peter starts together with his former boss (Nils Ole Oftebro), Frank Mathisen, dig for clues of Hammern's past. It's later revealed that the killing might have an effect on the new coming high rising political world of Norway, where the friendship between Norwegian Prime Minister Michael Wold (Trond Espen Seim) and Minister of Finance Erik Ulrichsen (Ingar Helge Gimle) is not going well in the spotlights of the public.
82"Kapittel 2: Hedninger"
"Chapter 2: Heathens"
Janic HeenMargrete Soug Kåset4 January 2016 (2016-01-04)
Peter is taken in position to take care of the wife of the killed journalist, Torgrim Hammern. His irritation besides fascination for Ellen grows on. The Prime Minister attempts to take care of the consequences following the murder of Hammern, but his rival, Minister of Finance, Erik Ulrichsen has other plans; including getting more power, and tries to set up obstacles in the Prime Minister's path; and he also feels at the same time that he is left out and wants revenge. In the meantime, Peter and his former boss, Mathisen, dig deeper about Hammern, and discover that he was making a book about a Minister; and that he has been secretly recording messages that where kept away from the eyes of the public. As more of a riddle comes to light, the number of enemies grows.
93"Kapittel 3: Ragnarok"
"Chapter 3: Ragnarok"
Janic HeenMagrete Soug Kåset10 January 2016 (2016-01-10)
The daughter of the Norwegian Prime Minister gets bullied via the Internet, and her dark secret puts more pressure over her father. On the same time, the Minister of Finance tries to make the Prime Minister weaker, as a plan of his revenge. Peter tries to figure out who the killed journalist Hammern was writing a book about, and which minister it was. He gets closer to Ellen, and together they also discover some dark secrets in Hammern's private life. Mathisen tries to help Peter, but ends up in a tough situation, where he gets stalled in the eye by the mysterious killer, presumed to be the same one that killed Hammern. The Prime Minister later visits him at the hospital, and tells him about the situation. In the hunt for answers, Peter comes together with a computer journalist and finds a log, which shows that Hammern has been talking to someone who goes under the name "No Reason". When Peter meets up with this person, it turns out to be the Prime Minister himself, who gives him the statement that the country is at a risk. Suddenly the killer shows up, and kills the guards and shots the Prime Minister in the eye, before going over to Peter.
104"Kapittel 4: Fimbul"
"Chapter 4: The Fimbul"
Cecilie MosliMargrete Soug Kåset17 January 2016 (2016-01-17)
Following the attack on Mathisen and the killing of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Norway is near panic. The President of the United States is unable to attend the funeral of the Norwegian Prime Minister, due to security reasons. The Norwegian political world is in chaos, and Minister of Finance, Erik Ulrichsen, states that he wants to be the acting Prime Minister while the political world gets sorted out, but many of his allies have doubts and force consequences against him, making Ulrichsen more pissed off. In the mean time, Peter and Ellen go further into their investigation of Hammern, and get some unexpected help from Mathisen, who is finally aware of what had bothered Hammern, and is ready to show it to them. In co-operation with the police, the government tries to track down the new-nazi killers.
115"Kapittel 5: Fenris"
"Chapter 5: The Fenris"
Vegard Stenberg EriksenMargrete Soug Kåset24 January 2016 (2016-01-24)
Peter, Ellen and Mathisen are held captive in a basement, where its revealed that the one who has the captive, was pressured by Mathisen himself. There is an argument between the three, of who and what it's up to. In the meantime, the government officials try to find a person to lead the investigation of the recent killings, and some theorize they could be due to the recent political actions. But when they hear about the hostage situation, they all focus on it, and Ulrichsen is the one who leads it. Peter is held at gun point by the nephew of the Prime Minister, and he later takes Ellen as his hostage, and goes out of the house. The police arrive, and the nephew threatens to kill Ellen if they don't leave. A police sniper in the woods gets the order from the politicians to take the shot, witch he does; after a long while of getting the chance. The hostages are freed, and everything is calmed down for now. The nephew turns out to be the Prime Minister's biological son.
126"Kapittel 6:"
"Chapter 6:"
Gjermund EriksenMargrete Soug Kåset31 January 2016 (2016-01-31)
Peter, Ellen and Mathisen's investigation goes deeper and deeper as they discover more clues that could explain what the mysteries of the political world and the murder of Torgrim Hammern might reveal. It is later revealed that the minister that Hammern was writing about, is the Norwegian Prime Minister Michael Woll. While searching for a lead for the case, Mathisen stumbles upon a warehouse, where he discovers some data files that could explain something. But when he is about to exit, he is held at gun point by a masked gunman, and forced to get into a body bag. The gunman later executes him.
137"Kapittel 7:"
"Chapter 7:"
Cecilie MosliMargrete Soug Kåset7 February 2016 (2016-02-07)
Ellen and Peter travel to Istanbul where they access a data base about some secret information within the Norwegian political world. Peter doubts first that they are going to get access, until Ellen shows him a finger from Torgrim Hammern. Lying about his identity to security personnel, Peter manages to get access to the computer and downloads the files. He successfully gets back to Ellen before security realises their mistake just as Peter and Ellen leave the building. As they are taking a rest for the evening, they have an argument about Ellen's relationship with Torgrim Hammern. Ellen tells Peter that she knew Hammern was up to something, but he never told her what it was about. As they take a walk for the evening, an undercover CIA admires the fact that they are from Norway. When the conversation gets a bit out of hand, Peter says that they need to leave. Later, Ellen and Peter arrive at the docks, where Ellen tells Peter about her double agent working also with the Chinese. Peter doesn't believe her at first, until she says that she only was 19 when it all happened. Peter is captured, and before Ellen can say anything, the CIA agent shots her and drags Peter with him to a car where the agent questions him about how much he knows about the unknown Norwegian politician in the mysterious picture taken in Istanbul. Peter states that he doesn't know anything, and the car stops. When Ellen turns out to be alive, the agent tells Peter that she has a lot behind herself, just that Peter doesn't yet know it all.
148"Kapittel 8:"
"Chapter 8:"
Cecilie MosliMargrete Soug Kåset14 February 2016 (2016-02-14)
The pieces of the long time mysterious puzzle within the Norwegian political world, are about to fall into right and proper order. After returning from Istanbul, Turkey, Peter and Ellen are under high alert and suspicious. The mysterious killer has taken captive Ellen's daughter, and together with Peter she tracks down the killer to a cargo ship. Peter later discovers that Ellen is working for two sides, but it seems to him that she can't decide which side to stick to. In an incident, Ellen shoots the killer, and Peter calms her down from killing him as well. The police try to talk Ellen down, but Ellen gets shot for hesitating too long. Peter and Ellen's daughter's babysitter get off the ship with Ellen's daughter after the police has stormed it and searched it. The Norwegian Prime Minister's daughter is persuaded by Ulrichsen in helping him, but as she is giving a speech at a meeting, VG decides to reveal the truth behind the mysterious Istanbul meeting picture, stunning everyone in the country. The minister in the picture was no one other than the Prime Minister Woll himself. Woll's daughter is brought away in tears and Ulrichsen becomes mad at her for a moment, and it's also revealed that Torgrim Hammern also spoke to Woll about the bad prize value of working in Norway, but Woll stated that it was something he couldn't help with. Ulrichsen then states to the press that the goverment is resigning.


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