The Minister

In this drama series, Iceland's newly elected Prime Minister Benedikt Ríkardsson takes a radical approach to politics. What the nation does not know is their new PM suffers from an underlying bipolar disorder. As his condition worsens, the Prime Minister's team is forced to endanger both the stability of the government and their private lives; some hide the illness while others abuse it.


Air Date: November 19, 2020 - 49:02
A SAR-team finds Benedikt unconscious in the mountains. As he is moved to the hospital, the Ukrainian doctor discreetly injects him with an antipsychotic
Air Date: November 12, 2020 - 50:56
When Steinunn's family has convinced Rikarður to deprive Benedikt of legal autonomy in court, a delegation of EU officials arrives in Iceland to oppose the plan of unilaterally adopting the Euro.
Air Date: November 05, 2020 - 55:29
The parliament discusses the option of adopting the Euro.
Air Date: October 29, 2020 - 55:05
Benedikt abuses his temporary power as president to set a provisional law providing the family of a Ukrainian doctor with citizenship
Air Date: October 22, 2020 - 54:20
Benedikt travels north to sign a permit for the construction of a hotel resort in his hometown
Air Date: October 15, 2020 - 53:40
When Rikarður contacts Benedikt to ask him to help with a dispute in his parish, Benedikt's impulsive reaction is to separate church and state.
Air Date: October 08, 2020 - 54:04
As Benedikt takes the office of the Prime Minister, the other powers in play consider their options
Air Date: October 01, 2020 - 48:56
The newly elected chairman of the Independence party, Benedikt, has formed an alliance with the social democratic alliance for the upcoming elections.