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Name: Skam
Creator: Julie Andem
Date(s): September 2015 – June 2017
Medium: TV series
Country of Origin: Norway
External Links: Official website, Skam on Wikipedia
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Skam is a Norwegian teen drama television series depicting the lives of students studying Hartvig Nissen School. In Nordic countries, Skam became instantly popular after the first episode's release and has since broken various broadcasting records in Norway and other countries.

In 2016, the show gained sudden popularity with English and other international viewers after fansubs were uploaded to Google Drive accounts and spread across Tumblr. The show then became a viral sensation and trended several times on both Tumblr and Twitter. Following the success of the original, numerous remakes have been created - as of December 2019, 7 remakes have been or are still being filmed (French, German, Italian, Dutch, Belgian, American, and Spanish).

The effect that had was really interesting, because watching Skam could inherently never be a solitary experience, like binge-watching on Netflix. It relied on a crowdsourced translation, an international fan community that would share and spread new clips.[1]

International Translations & Adaptations

SKAM España (Spain)

Druck (Germany)

WtFOCK (Belgium)

SKAM Austin (USA)

Skam France (France)

Skam Italia (Italy)

SKAMNL (Netherlands)

Archives & Fannish Links


  1. ^ "Skam: how a cult teen drama has fans invading sets, stalking characters’ Instagrams and learning Norwegian" by Anna Leszkiewicz
Country Local title Premiere Seasonal main character
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Norway SKAM 25 September 2015 Eva Mohn Noora Sætre Isak Valtersen Sana Bakkoush
France SKAM France February 5, 2018 Emma Borgès Manon Demissy Lucas Lallemant Imane Bakhellal Arthur Broussard Lola Lecomte
Belgium (Wallonia)
Germany Druck March 24, 2018 Hanna Jung Mia Winter Matteo Florenzi Amira Mahmood Nora Machwitz Fatou Jallow
Italy SKAM Italia March 29, 2018 Eva Brighi Martino Rametta Eleonora Sava Sana Allagui
USA SKAM Austin April 27, 2018 Megan Flores Grace Olsen
Spain SKAM España September 16, 2018 Eva Vázquez Cris Soto Nora Grace / Viri Gómez García Amira Naybet
Netherlands SKAMNL September 16, 2018 Isa Keijser Liv Reijners
Belgium (Flanders) WtFOCK October 10, 2018 Jana Ackermans Zoë Loockx Robbe IJzermans Kato Frasen