‘Atlantic Crossing’ trailer: World War II drama series is coming soon to PBS

PBS has released the first trailer for Atlantic Crossing.

Based on a true story of passion and politics, the Norwegian period drama stars Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks) as U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt.

The cast also includes Swedish star Sofia Helin (The Bridge) as Norwegian Crown Princess Märtha, Tobias Santelmann as Crown Prince Olav, and Harriet Sansom Harris as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Atlantic Crossing offers a unique and never-before-seen perspective on the tragic events of World War II.

The eight-part mini-series begins on Masterpiece on on PBS on Sunday 4th April at 9/8c.

It’ll also be available to stream on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Masterpiece executive producer Susanne Simpson commented: “”I think the American audience will be surprised and amazed by Atlantic Crossing, a true story about love and devotion to country. We’re thrilled to present this show with incredible performances by Kyle MacLachlan and Sofia Helin.”

Watch the trailer:


Atlantic Crossing originally premiered on Norwegian TV last October.

The official synopsis reads: “When the Nazis invade her country, the Norwegian Crown Princess Martha makes a narrow escape and seeks refuge in the United States.

“Soon, she develops a close relationship with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which turns into deep affection. Martha tries hard to convince him to help save her country and Europe from the Nazis. But Roosevelt does not want to alienate his voters, who are strongly opposed to being drawn into the war.

“Martha realizes she must step out of her overprotected way of life and influence the public. Atlantic Crossing sheds light on life behind the walls of the White House and on the unconventional marriage of Franklin and Eleonor, which had been subject to countless rumors.”

Atlantic Crossing is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.