Drama

Atlantic Crossing

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.

Episode 8

52m 45s

With the war almost over, the president’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.

Episodes

  • Episode 8: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 8

    S2021 E8 - 52m 45s

    With the war almost over, the president’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.

  • Episode 7: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 7

    S2021 E7 - 53m 5s

    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.

  • Episode 6: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 6

    S2021 E6 - 53m 5s

    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.

  • Episode 5: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 5

    S2021 E5 - 53m 5s

    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.

  • Episode 4: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4

    S2021 E4 - 53m 5s

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

  • Episode 3: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3

    S2021 E3 - 53m 5s

    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.

  • Episode 2: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2

    S2021 E2 - 53m 5s

    Olav and the king plan their escape. Meanwhile, Martha and the children take refuge with her Swedish royal relatives. But the Nazis threaten the king if he harbors the crown princess.

  • Episode 1: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 1

    S2021 E1 - 53m 5s

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

Extras + Features

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E8 - 30s

    With the war almost over, the president’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.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E7 - 30s

    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.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E6 - 30s

    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.

  • Crown Princess Martha & Franklin Roosevelt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Crown Princess Martha & Franklin Roosevelt

    S2021 E6 - 2m 14s

    What do we really know about the relationship between Martha and FDR? Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan and creator Alexander Eik discuss the unique relationship between the princess and the president.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E5 - 30s

    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.

  • Sofia Helin on Crown Princess Martha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sofia Helin on Crown Princess Martha

    S2021 E5 - 2m 32s

    Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan, and creator Alexander Eik describe the complex and capable Crown Princess Martha, and why her story was an important one to tell.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E4 - 30s

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

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E3 - 30s

    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.

  • Uncovering Crown Princess Martha: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Uncovering Crown Princess Martha

    S2021 E3 - 1m 57s

    Sofia Helin and more discuss bringing Princess Martha's little known and fascinating story of bravery to light.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    S2021 E2 - 30s

    Olav and the king plan their escape. Meanwhile, Martha and the children take refuge with her Swedish royal relatives. But the Nazis threaten the king if he harbors the crown princess.

  • Kyle MacLachlan as Franklin Roosevelt: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kyle MacLachlan as Franklin Roosevelt

    S2021 E1 - 2m 46s

    "He had a tremendous compassion and understanding... The understanding of what it's like to be the underdog." Kyle MacLachlan and others reflect on what it was like to have the actor play such an iconic role in Atlantic Crossing.

Schedule

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    Atlantic Crossing

    The Giant Awakes

    Friday
    Jun 25

    1 Hour

    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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    Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: TVSS: Iconic

    Atlantic Crossing

    The Giant Awakes

    Sunday
    Jun 27

    1 Hour

    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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    Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: TVSS: Iconic

    Atlantic Crossing

    The Gift

    Friday
    Jul 2

    1 Hour

    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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    Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: TVSS: Iconic

    Atlantic Crossing

    The Gift

    Saturday
    Jul 3

    1 Hour

    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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    Atlantic Crossing on Masterpiece: TVSS: Iconic

    Atlantic Crossing

    The Gift

    Sunday
    Jul 4

    1 Hour

    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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