Beforeigners Season 3: Everything We Know So Far



The first season of ‘Beforeigners’ debuted on HBO in mid-2019. Its unique storyline showcasing the past meeting with the present and creating chaos among the people was almost immediately acknowledged.


Needless to say, the show managed to carve a niche for itself among a ton of popular mainstream projects doing the rounds on various streaming platforms today. Easily among the most recognized Norwegian crime drama series, it introduces us to the people from the past, called “Beforeigners”, who end up emerging in 21st-century Norway after flashes of light appear in the sea.


As the story progresses, we find them struggling to integrate into modern society. Created by Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin, the series focuses on a time riffle. Its ambitious attempt to show people from different periods suddenly appearing in the present manages to keep you glued to your seats.


As you’d have expected, there is enough suspense to keep the story going. So, if you are an unconditional fan of drama and science-fiction, ‘Beforeigners’ will pretty much feel like a tailor-made show for you.




Official Announcement of Beforeigners Season 3


If you are reading this article, you’re probably either a fan of the series or science fiction, who’s waiting to know if the show is going to be renewed anytime soon.


So, allow us to tell you that HBO Max hasn’t renewed the series for season 3 yet. But, given that the first two seasons opened to favourable reviews, chances are that the third instalment will receive the greenlight soon.


Be that as it may, neither the stars nor the producers have confirmed that a new season of ‘Beforeigners’ might see the light of day in the near future. However, it is imperative to mention that showrunner Eilif Skodvin has been reported as saying that he did have some ideas for a fresh season.


Not only that but Lars Haaland actor Nicolai Cleve Broch has also gone on to state that he’s open to a third season. While he is excited to see what the show’s writers may have in store for the fans, it is also true that things are yet to get going.


Matter of fact, the series gained broad exposure after having premiered on HBO Max. Despite managing to stand out in its way, its fate remains in limbo. That being said, it is imperative to mention that HBO Max has pulled commissioning from European territories and removed the originals from the platform in the recent past.


Therefore, there is a strong possibility that the critically acclaimed show will be picked up by some other network (possibly SkyShowtime) if it is revived for a fresh season. Whatever the scenario is like, we will do our best to keep you updated regarding the same.




Previous Seasons and Episodes of Beforeigners


While the first season of the show introduces us to the titular “beforeigners” and shows what happens after the past meets with the present, the second season aims to highlight the characters’ personal lives in addition to the main plot.


It begins two years after the debut season and revolves around the killing of young Beforeigner Sarah Murphy. Even though the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper is the prime suspect, detective Lars Haaland (Nicolai Cleve Broch) and beforeigner warrior shield-maiden Alfhildr Enginnsdóttir believe that there is more to the case than what meets the eye.


Needless to say, they join forces to find the killer and stop the attacker/s dead in their tracks. Things get a bit more complex for the duo when they end up uncovering a plot to topple the Norwegian government.


Needless to say, they are forced to race against time to stop the deadly plot before it’s too late. That being said, we also get to see themes such as immigration, racism, and identity being addressed in the second season.


The two seasons combined have a total of 12 episodes with a runtime of about 45 minutes each. Some of the top-rated episodes in the show are Episode #2.6, Episode #2.5, Episode #1.6, Episode #2.4, and Episode #1.2.




Where to Watch Beforeigners


In Canada, both seasons of the science fiction crime drama series are available to be purchased on Apple TV. While the show is not available for streaming or purchase on any streaming platform in the United Kingdom, its first season can be streamed on Spectrum in the United States of America.


That being said, both seasons of the show are also available for purchase on Apple TV and Vudu in America.




Google Trends Data Analysis for Beforeigners Season 3


We are quite certain of the fact that those who have seen the first two seasons of ‘Beforeigners’ have truly enjoyed it. It is not surprising then that the search trends concerning its third season have shown erratic behaviour in the past year.


Thanks to its outstanding cast and gripping story, the show continues to be googled by those waiting eagerly for its renewal. While there is a strong possibility that the series won’t be returning to its parent home, the interest of the viewers in the same does at least command a revival.


Needless to say, the search trends related to the third season on Google shows an unpredictable pattern comprising a lot of ups and downs. Irrespective of whether the series makes a comeback anytime soon or not, it is now clear that its core audience will be ready to welcome it with open arms.


Needless to say, it is indeed unusual for a Norwegian show to get such a response from the audience and critics. While HBO Max may have underestimated the potential of the third season, SkyShowtime was quick to recognize it and has, therefore, picked up the critically acclaimed show.


In addition, the network has picked the entire European territories catalogue axed previously by HBO Max.



Social Media Engagement for Beforeigners Season 3


It is now fairly clear that SkyShowtime has struck its first major content deal by picking up exclusive rights to 21 HBO Max Europe originals. While it certainly has tried to save ‘Beforeigners’ by picking up its first two seasons, it is still unclear whether the third season is on the cards.


That being said, fans who have seen and relished the first couple of seasons can’t wait for the announcement of the third. We say so because they have been asking if the next season will be available on SBS On Demand and what month and year could it possibly be released.


Not only that but some of them are even interested in knowing if the third season is going to feature the same scriptwriters who worked on the first two instalments.


Matter of fact, a select few users on X (Twitter) have been sharing their thoughts on “this weird little Norwegian series” which is right up their alley. Some seem to have taken to its theme of the Space-Time Continuum remarkably well and can’t help but wait for more.


Needless to say, these fans are going to be relieved and happy if the makers decide to finally come up with a new season.



Expected Plot of Beforeigners Season 3


Since it isn’t yet clear if the science fiction crime drama series is going to be renewed in the future, the plot of the third season remains unknown. But, given that the finale of the last season left us with a possibility of infinite storylines, one can expect the third season to be equally engaging if not more.


We are almost certain that the scriptwriters will ensure that the new season strives to take advantage of how the second one culminated. That being said, we must remember that ‘Beforeigners’ is essentially about two people who mysteriously appear in Oslo and are the first of many from the past to seek refuge in the present.


It goes without saying that a plot as unpredictable as this can have a lot to offer in the future as well. Not to forget that the last season managed to evoke a lot of response on social networks such as Facebook or Reddit courtesy of the themes it comprised.


Therefore, it wouldn’t be surprising if the next season addresses some of the same or even current issues of the real world in its own entertaining way. Moreover, a big revelation made towards the end of the second season can play a huge role in the continuation of the storyline.


Also, since each season focuses on a murder mystery, we can expect the third one to follow a similar pattern as well. And, if you happen to be a fan of the show, you’ll be elated to learn that the prominent cast members will be brought back if the third season finally goes into production.



Top Characters in Beforeigners


We are certain that these characters are truly going to make the show worth watching for you.


1. Lars Haaland

Lars Haaland


Nicolai Cleve Broch plays the by-the-book cop Lars Haaland in ‘Beforeigners’. He is the reason the entire series kicks off in the first place. We say so because he wants to spearhead the investigation of a drowned woman diligently.


So, instead of writing “accidental drowning” in the report and adding it to the file, he takes the onus on himself to get to the depth of the case.


2. Alfhildr Enginsdottir

Alfhildr Enginsdottir


Krista Kosonen plays Alfhildr Enginsdottir in the series. She is someone who wishes to come across as a model police officer. However, when she is pushed to face troublesome situations, she tends to fall back into old habits.


Needless to say, she falls into the category of being the trademark ‘Cowboy Cop’, and is one of the central characters in the story.


3. Urd



Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir plays Urd in the series and makes her presence felt in at least six episodes.


4. Harald Eriksen

Harald Eriksen is the police section leader and Lars’ superior in the story. He has been portrayed by Stig R. Amdam and appears in six episodes.


5. Wenche

Wenche has been portrayed by actor Ragnhild Gudbrandsen in ‘Beforeigners’. She happens to appear in six episodes and is a police detective and Lars’ subordinate.



Top Crew Members of Beforeigners


The following people are responsible for bringing to you this mystical, gripping, and suspenseful Norwegian television series.


1. Anne Bjørnstad

This Norwegian writer/director/executive producer has co-created, written, and produced a number of series over the past decade. She happens to be one of the creators of the six-part series ‘Beforeigners’, which has seen two seasons thus far.


Aside from the aforementioned show, she has also worked on ‘Lilyhammer’. Both shows thrive on their innovative ideas and introduce high-concept elements and satire.


2. Eilif Skodvin

Also known for ‘Lilyhammer’ and ‘Roeng’, Eilif Skodvin happens to be a co-creator of ‘Beforeigners’. Along with Anne Bjørnstad, he has created the satirical near-future sci-fi series which showcases people from three eras of the past beginning to appear in modern society.


The bold, smart, ambitious, and author-driven series represents exactly the kind of story the duo had been wanting to commission for quite some time.


3. Jens Lien

Jens Lien, who has helmed the series, is known for his feature film debut ‘Jonny Vang’, which had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003. His other project ‘The Bothersome Man’ was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.


The man graduated from the London International Film School in 1993. He is also known to have directed the mini-series ‘Viva hate’ for SVT (Swedish television).


4. Ginge Anvik

Known for his film scores and often credited as Ginge, Jan Inge “Ginge” Berentsen Anvik has provided the music for the series along with Vegard Fossum (6 episodes). He made his debut as a film composer with ‘Tommys Inferno’ in 2005.


The man is also credited with giving the score for ‘The Bothersome Man’, among other titles.


5. Philip Øgaard

This Norwegian cinematographer has photographed more than 30 feature films since 1983 and is one of his nation’s finest. Known for his usage of tasteful and natural lighting and ability to effectively compose difficult shots, he has reportedly collaborated with filmmakers such as Martin Asphaug, Bent Hamer, and Hans Petter Moland over the years.


That said, he has worked on the cinematography of ‘Beforeigners’ for 12 episodes along with Pål Bugge Haagenrud (6 episodes).



Shows Similar to Beforeigners


If you are someone who truly loved ‘Beforeigners’ and couldn’t get enough of it, we are certain that the following shows won’t allow you to feel its absence. So, go ahead and give them a try.


1. Travelers



This mind-blowing and suspenseful science fiction drama is set in a post-apocalyptic future. In it, we witness the consciousness of a bunch of operatives being sent to the 21st century to prevent an impending global crisis from happening.


The show thrives on its entertaining and engrossing premise, which is backed by decent performances from the entire star cast. That said, there are some minor flaws in its storytelling as is common with shows related to time travel.


2. 11.22.63



In the exciting ‘11.22.63’, we are introduced to a teacher named Jake Epping, who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to travel back in time to avert the death of John F. Kennedy.


However, little does he know that history’s aversion to alteration and his love for the era and a woman will end up putting his precious life in danger. The finale of this solid and fairly evenly-paced show is amazing, to say the least.


3. Dark



‘Dark’ instantly became one of the most-watched shows on Netflix soon after its debut. It is essentially a family saga with a superb supernatural twist. Set in a German town, it showcases how the disappearance of two young children ends up exposing the relationships among four different families.


This mind-bending show makes you think with its attempt to blend internal family drama with time travel. Matter of fact, all of its seasons have something you may not have expected to see.


4. Emergence



The thrilling ‘Emergence’ introduces us to Police Chief Jo Evans and Piper, who happens to be a survivor of a plane crash. The former decides to take the seemingly helpless girl under her care after she loses all her memories.


Now, Jo has to do her best to tackle the challenges to trace the girl’s history. In the process, she ends up uncovering a dramatic mystery surrounding her. This underrated but intense series deserves a shot for its leading performances alone.


5. Frequency



In ‘Frequency’, Raimy, a police detective, discovers that she can communicate with her deceased father. Sooner than later, we see her doing her best to somehow save his life. But, little does she realize that in doing so, she will be altering the course of history.


The show thrives on its bright idea of science fiction and is a little less schmaltzy than the film. It works better on a mystery level and is definitely worth seeing for true fans of the genre.


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