We follow her story as she moves to a small tight-knit community with strong willed and hard-headed individuals, where she is struggling to balance a life as a single mom with her teenage daughter on the home field, in order to get optimal results on the football field. Home Ground is all about passion, identity, and loyalty. It is about relocating to a small community, trying to gain the respect of others without losing yourself.
Helena Mikkelsen, played by Ane Dahl Torp, known from the internationally acclaimed movie The Wave (2015), plays the role as Helena. She encounters strong resistance from several main characters, including Michael, a soccer pro, played by the former Premier League star John Carew, in a role that has parallels to his own life as a European soccer pro having competed in the Champions League Finals.
The series had world premiere at the Berlinale Series section February 2018, followed by airing on NRK’s primetime drama slot Sundays at 8:15 pm to an average share of 30,0%