Netflix‘s catalog can be quite bewildering at times, as it often hides many of its best shows among a vast array of teen dramas or less interesting series. However, every now and then, one show stands out from the crowd and emerges as one of the most exciting offerings on the streaming platform.
This is what has happened with “The Lørenskog Disappearance,” a Norwegian miniseries with just five episodes that encapsulates a story as surprising as it is compelling. It keeps you glued to the screen for five hours without being able to take your eyes off it, and the most interesting part is that it’s based on a completely real story.
A series that will leave you breathless
The story of “The Lørenskog Disappearance” begins with the disappearance of a billionaire’s wife. As the news comes to light, a team of journalists follows the trail of her unusual and terrible past marriage to get to the root of the matter. Meanwhile, the police have their own theories, and the family’s lawyer faces a multimillion-dollar ransom. It’s a thrilling race against time that doesn’t let you catch your breath for a single minute.
The series aired on Norwegian television in 2021 but arrived on the platform more than a year later, and now, two years after its official release, it has managed to climb Netflix‘s charts. Furthermore, when you dig deeper, you find that the real-life story, dating back to 2018, has such murky details that it makes you not want to stop watching the series.
“The Lørenskog Disappearance” is directed by Norwegians Fredrik Horn Akselsen, Gjyljeta Berisha, and Erik Skjoldbjaerg. As for the cast, it features local actors such as Yngvild Støen Grotmol, Henrik Rafaelsen, Christian Rubeck, Victoria Ose, Kidane Gjølme Dalva, Terje Strømdahl, Hermann Sabado, Glenn André Kaada, and Roar Kjølv Jenssen.