Atlantic Crossing: Season 1 (2020 - 2021)


Season 1
Atlantic Crossing

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Air date: Apr 4, 2021

Norwegian Crown Princess Martha (Sofia Helin) and her husband Prince Olav visit U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt (Kyle MacLachlan) in 1939. A year later they must flee the Nazi invasion of their country.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2021

Prince Olav and the King plan their escape. Meanwhile, Princess Martha and the children take refuge with her Swedish royal relatives. But the Nazis threaten the King if he harbors the Crown Princess.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2021

While bombs fall on Olav and the King in London, Martha and the children are in the U.S. where President Roosevelt extends a special invitation.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2021

Martha is pressured to exploit her friendship with the president. Roosevelt defies isolationists to push the Lend-Lease act. Martha and the children get a surprise Christmas present.

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Air date: May 2, 2021

Martha uses dinner-table tactics to help Norway. The first lady gives Martha unusual lessons in public speaking. The president gets on dangerous ground with Martha.

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Air date: May 9, 2021

America enters the war, and Olav arrives from England. Missy grows suspicious of ties between Roosevelt and Martha, as does Olav. Meanwhile, a dastardly Nazi plot unfolds.

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Air date: May 16, 2021

A Nazi agent slips through the cracks, putting the children at risk. Martha travels to England and gets a shock. A Norwegian war hero meets a tragic fate.

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Air date: May 23, 2021

With the war almost over, Roosevelt's health takes a bad turn. Olav tries to keep Norway out of the clutches of the Soviets. He also faces rocky relations with Martha.

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Tv Season Info

A princess steals the heart of the president of the United States in an epic drama based on the World War II relationship of Franklin Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha. Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Sex and the City) stars as Roosevelt, opposite Swedish star Sofia Helin (The Bridge) as Martha.

Cast & Crew

Sofia Helin
Kronprinsesse Märtha
Tobias Santelmann
Kronprins Olav
Kyle MacLachlan
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Stig R. Amdam
Peder Anker Wedel-Jarlsberg
Suzanne Bertish
Florence Harriman
Daniel Betts
Harry Hopkins
Nico Jones Clasen
Rolf Østgaard
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Critic Reviews for Atlantic Crossing Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

There's a power in this work that has nothing to do with its characters, a kind that makes itself felt wordlessly -- namely, the unyielding grip of fear.

May 12, 2021 | Full Review…

It moves at a stately pace and concentrates on various royal figures rather than fighting men and women. It looks gorgeous but you have to wonder about the point of it all.

Apr 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Worth watching, for sure.

Apr 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Has its dry moments, but its lavish scenery and fine performances more than make up for that.

Apr 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Just one episode in, I can already tell you, I am hooked. All aspects are appealing to me, including the history and the focus on World War II. From beginning to end, this episode is riveting.

Apr 5, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

FDR [is] somewhat impressively by Kyle McLachlan.

Apr 5, 2021 | Full Review…

Atlantic Crossing proves itself a decent soap (think: a lower budget The Crown), albeit one that suffers from some plots holes.

Apr 2, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Atlantic Crossing: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    The story of Crown Princess Märtha, who fought for her country and her marriage during the tragic events of World War II. Creator:Alexander Eik Stars:Kyle MacLachlan, Sofia Helin, Tobias Santelmann "Atlantic Crossing," a prestigious Norwegian period drama starring Sofia Helin ("The Bridge") as Crown Princess Märtha, and Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks") as U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The limited series, written by Eik and Linda May Kallestein ("Wisting"), sheds light on Martha's journey from Norway to the White House where she sought refuge and became close to U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Crown Princess tried to convince Roosevelt to save her country and Europe from Nazi Germany at a time when American voters were strongly opposed to being drawn into another world war. Atlantic Crossing an interesting time in history revisited. PBS Masterpiece Theatre , always excellent programming worth watching!! The story is well written, and there is certainly a lot of tension .Atlantic Crossing is not a documentary and should not be viewed as one. As a historical series, it is exciting, emotional and engaging. This is wonderful TV entertainment and a fantastic period piece that Masterpice Theatre is so good at. It was an interesting character study of Crown Princess Martha superbly acted by actress Sofia Helin .She portrayed the character very well as she matured throughout the series from a somewhat naive soul maturing into a determined woman . Tobias Santelmann, Kyle MacLachlan rounded out the superb cast excellent in their respective roles. I thoroughly enjoyed Atlantic Crossing well worth my time

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