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Walter Presents… Young and Promising this July

The semi-autobiographical series arrives next month.

Young and Promising
Credit: Walter Presents

Norwegian drama Young and Promising premieres on Channel 4 on 25th July with the complete series 1 and 2 boxsets available on Walter Presents.

Starring Siri Seljeseth, Alexandra Gjerpen and Gine Cornelia Pedersen, Young and Promising is written by Mads Loeken, Siri Seljeseth and Birgitte Rustad, and directed by Eirik Svensson and Bård Fjulsrud.

The show was created by writer and lead actress Siri Seljeseth and it’s a semi-autobiographical tale.

Young and Promising follows three ambitious twenty-somethings desperately trying to make their mark in Oslo. Elise, who has been living in LA trying her hand at stand-up, returns home to renew her visa only to find out it has been refused. Awkwardly, this now means she must face her best friend Anders whom she hasn’t spoken to since an ill-advised night of passion prior to her leaving for America. Alex has got through to the final round of auditions for the most exclusive drama school in Oslo but the stress is threatening her long-term relationship with her boyfriend Kimmo and Nene has written her first book and doesn’t have the faintest idea what to do with it.

Life in Oslo offers commitments, anxiety, self-sabotage, sex, love, and an undying ambition for something more than a “normal” life but as the girls muddle through they come to realise that in the end we’re all a bunch of f**k-ups trying – and frequently failing – to do our best at life.

The first two episodes of Young and Promising will air on Channel 4 on 25th July at 11.05pm with the complete series 1 & 2 available on Walter Presents

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