International Soccer Drama HOME GROUND Features Popular Norwegian Actress Ane Dahl Torp And Soccer Star John Carew Premieres on Link TV Jan. 6
HOME GROUND Joins Link TV’s Monday Night International Drama Lineup
Just in Time for Second Season Premiere of Award-Winning Israeli Drama FAUDA
HOME GROUND stars Ane Dahl Torp (left) and former Norwegian Player John Carew (right).
Image courtesy of Link TV.
Burbank, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2019 – Link TV, the national independent non-commercial satellite television network, announced today the premiere of HOME GROUND, a new addition to Monday’s primetime international scripted drama lineup. The acclaimed fictional Norwegian soccer drama stars Norway’s well-known actress Ane Dahl Torp (The Wave, Code Name Hunter) as Helena Mikkelsen, a successful European women’s soccer coach who discovers her achievements are ridiculed by male dominated critics. Her retaliation for respect leads her to become the head coach of an all-male team in a top division European premier league. A single mother, Helena quickly realizes misogyny and hostility dictate her new role, and she finds herself at risk of losing both her daughter and her career. John Carew (former Norwegian league player ’97-’12) and Axel Bøyum (Eyewitness, Gullruten) also star. The first season premieres Mon., Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and Dish Network 9410).
Also, on Mon., Jan 6, the second season of FAUDA (Arabic for 'Chaos') premieres continuing the saga of the complex Israeli-Palestinian conflict; making sure to tell both sides of the story. New to Link TV this past fall, FAUDA is a critically acclaimed, award-winning series that took six awards, including Best Drama Series, at the 2016 Israeli Academy Awards. The second season introduces a new enemy who is willing to wreak havoc on the entire region. Season 2 of FAUDA premieres after HOME GROUND Mon., Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Link TV (DirecTV 375 and Dish Network 9410).
The episodic loglines for HOME GROUND are as follows (subject to change*):
“Episode 1” – Mon., Jan. 6 at 9 p.m.
After leading her team to sensational results in European women’s soccer, coach Helena Mikkelsen finds her achievements mocked by colleagues.
“Episode 2” – Mon., Jan. 13 at 9 p.m.
After a disastrous first meeting with the players, Helena must prove her worth to her team, and persuades the head sponsor to fund new players and convince a traumatized young player to join the team.
“Episode 3” – Mon., Jan. 20 at 9 p.m.
With all eyes on the new coach, the pressure piles on Helena as the first game of the season approaches.
“Episode 4” – Mon., Jan. 27 at 9 p.m.
When Helena publicly criticizes fans for their lack of enthusiasm, she must find a way to win the supporters back or risk playing to a half-full stadium.
“Episode 5” – Mon., Feb. 3 at 9 p.m.
During a hard-fought local game, Helena receives word that a player’s wife is about to give birth.
“Episode 6” – Mon., Feb. 10 at 9 p.m.
When Helena is suspended for pushing an opponent’s coach during a game, she must decide if she wants to appeal the decision or stay quiet.
“Episode 7” – Mon., Feb. 17 at 9 p.m.
Helena is under pressure to find a new player and risks the rest of the season by possibly losing her MVP.
“Episode 8” – Mon., Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.
As a penalty shootout begins, Helena must make an executive decision while each player reflects upon the choices that brought them to this moment.
“Episode 9” – Mon., Mar. 2 at 9 p.m.
With team morale at an all-time low, Helena’s fate is decided in an impossible matchup against the league champions.
“Episode 10” – Mon., Mar. 9 at 9 p.m.
After a critical game, Helena and the team deals with the aftermath.
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