Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece

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Air date: Oct 25, 2020

A year after visiting U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, Norwegian Crown Princess Martha and her husband, Prince Olav, must flee the Nazi invasion of their country.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2020

Olav and the king plan their escape; Martha and her children take refuge in Sweden, but a Nazi threat still looms.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2020

U.S. President Roosevelt extends a special invitation to Martha and her children, while bombs fall on Olav and the king in London.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2020

Martha is pressured to exploit her friendship with President Roosevelt; Martha and her children get a surprise Christmas present.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2020

Martha uses dinner-table tactics to help Norway; the first lady offers Martha unusual lessons in public speaking; the president treads dangerous ground with Martha.

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Air date: Nov 29, 2020

Olav arrives from England as America enters the war; Missy becomes suspicious of ties between Martha and the president; a Nazi plot unfolds.

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A Nazi agent slips through the cracks; Martha travels to England and gets a shock; a Norwegian war hero meets a tragic fate.

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With the war nearly over, the president's health takes a bad turn; Olav tries to keep Norway out of the hands of the Soviets as he faces rocky relations with Martha.

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Sofia Helin
Kronprinsesse Märtha

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Tobias Santelmann
Kronprins Olav

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Kyle MacLachlan
President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Maria Annette Tanderø Berglyd
Ulla Østgaard

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Stig R. Amdam
Peder Anker Wedel-Jarlsberg

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Suzanne Bertish
Florence Harriman

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Daniel Betts
Harry Hopkins

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Nico Jones Clasen
Rolf Østgaard

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Critic Reviews for Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: Season 1

  • May 27, 2022
    This shows a great view into the threat of Nazi Germany against the northern European states. It deftly portrays the terror of the Third Reich simply rolling into neighboring countries with such aggression. The first episodes are downright scary. But then it becomes a melodrama. Think Duchess of Duke Street but without the great performances and characters. By the mid-point and towards the conclusion, I realized that most all of the male characters are broken, devious, weak, inept or some combination of this. How do storytellers expect you to remain engaged with their production when gender roles are so biased and black & white? And the Princess is portrayed as having limited agency for much of the time, so that her "affair" with FDR comes of as more of a #MeToo form of submission. Metaphor for what her country dealt with, or simply relieving her of any responsibility for her choices and her actions? Don't know, don't care. By the penultimate episode, I'd checked out and had no sympathy for any of the characters. Not recommended past episode three.
  • Jun 26, 2021
    Atlantic Crossing starts out great...a suspenseful harrowing view of what happens when a nation falls. But by episode three it tends to slow down and focus mostly on the Princess's relationship with FDR. This seems to take the excitement out of the series as events in Europe become pretty much secondary to the narrative.
  • Jun 07, 2021
    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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