Thanks to the abundance of foreign content on the platform, the sketch comedy parody has been inspired by some of the crime dramas. We're getting Norway's take on the supernatural police procedural, vampire: Post Mortem: No One dies in Skarnes. There are some first-look images on the heels of the official trailer being released last week, and Post Mortem looks like it's going to be similar to iZombie and The Santa Clarita Diet with a dash of Six Feet Under.
According to the official premise, Live Hallangen is dead. She woke up on the forensic table hours later. A hunger has awoken her.
The stagnant death rate in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes makes it impossible for the family to run a funeral home. Live has to learn to control her new dangerous nature and decide if she is willing to sacrifice peoples lives for her own survival, which ironically goes hand in hand with the survival of the family business. Zwart praised his cast members, saying that they all "embody the blend of Scandinavian mystique and dark humor."
The trailer opens with Live waking up in a hospital. Odd told her that everyone thought she was dead after her body was found. She woke up on the autopsy table when the responding officers processed the scene.
"In our defense, you seemed really dead," said Judith, as she realized she wasn't herself. She can hear a person's pulse because of her senses being heightened. She finds that she is stronger after seeing her eyes change to a rich emerald.
There is a shot of Live waking up with her mouth covered in blood, but Officer Judith has suspicions that something is going on. Odd, for his part, is happy to admit that he wishes there was a serial killer on the loose, at least that would drum up some much-needed business for his funeral home. One of the things that definitely kills a vampire is an outbreak of fire, and there is a naked figure with a yellow bag over its head.
The series looks like an entertaining one. Bloodsuckers seem to be pushing back against the pop-culture dominance of zombies over the last decade, as evidenced by the upcoming post-mortem film.