Netflix’s ‘Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes’ is a Norwegian vampire dramedy series that delivers a fresh, funny, and compelling horror saga out of its absurd theme. Created by Petter Holmsen, the story of the series follows the Hallangen family, who are running the funeral agency for five generations, in the titular village. Only, no one dies in the town, and the family has difficulty keeping the business. Live, the family’s daughter, is plunged into a sinister mystery after a near-death experience – a secret hidden in her family lineage.
The return of Live from the realm of the dead initiates a series of mysterious murders, and suddenly the pathologists at the local morgue find themselves busy. Thus begins a comical journey, fraught with supernatural and medical intrigue. The story is almost exclusively set in the titular village, and if you are curious about the locations where the show is filmed, allow us to take you out on tour.
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes Filming Locations
‘Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes’ is filmed in locations in Norway in Northern Europe. Filming for the first season commenced in mid-2020 and was definitively wrapped up by December 6, 2020. The production team, primarily comprising Norwegian nationals, filmed the series on location in the picturesque and serene Nordic country. Norwegian production company Motion Blur produces the series. Let us now take you to the specific areas where the show is filmed.
The story of ‘Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes’ is set in the sparsely populated village of Skarnes and revolves around a family of local coffin-makers. The cast and crew film the entire show in the same area. We often hear the name of the neighboring town of Kongsvinger, a city located about 22 kilometers from Skarnes. Although the first season of the show rarely ventures out of Skarnes.
The small community of Skarnes is the administrative seat of the Sør-Odal municipality in the southern Innlandet county of Norway. The river Glomma (or Glåma), the longest in the country, trisects the village – into Tronbøl, Korsmo, and the “old” Skarnes. The town is also famous for Seimsjoeen Bird Sanctuary and Oppstad Church.
The climate and locations in the city favor the atmospheric setting of the unique theme. Therefore, it is not surprising that the production team chose to not only base the narrative but also shoot the show in the Scandinavian town.