Other hot Nordic series pre-bought ahead of their national premiere include Power Play, Oxen, and Fatal Crossing.
Copenhagen-based REinvent International has announced exclusively to us several deals closed after the recent global content market MIPCOM in Cannes.
The Swedish six-part series Evil (Ondskan) which screened in competition at the last Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle, is set to air on Arte and HR in Germany, via a deal negotiated with German media group Telepool. Based on Jan Guillou’s best-selling novel, the series produced by SF Studios is due to air on TV4 Play November 7.
The Norwegian political drama Power Play (Makta) which triumphed at the last Canneseries, picking up best series and best music, was acquired by BeTV for French-speaking Belgium. The fascinating story of Norway’s first ever female prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and her power struggle within the Labour Party is due to premiere on NRK October 29. The two season show was produced by Motlys and November Film.
Another strong IP-Oxen from Danish Emmy-winning writing duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe is due to air on NOP and Flemish VRT through a licensing deal with Lumiere Group. The action-thriller produced by SF Studios just premiered on TV2’s streamer October 22 and will be broadcast on TV2 October 29 at 21.00.
The Norwegian crime drama Fatal Crossing ordered by Altibox to genre specialists Shuuto, was acquired by TV4 for Sweden and MTV for Finland. It will also air in Denmark via a pre-buy from DR.
The Finnish suspense thriller Seconds, currently in post-production, was picked by Media4Fun for Poland. The Fire Monkey production will air across the Nordics via Yle, DR, SVT, NRK, RÚV and in Germany through co-producer NDR.
Two earlier shows-the Finnish crime drama Transport and Swedish thriller The Dark Heart were picked by Switzerland’s RTS, while the children’s films Who Are You Mamma Mo? And Birk & Magna showcased at MIP Junior, were sold to Wild Bunch and VPRO respectively.
Commenting on MIPCOM, REinvent’s sales and marketing director Helene Aurø said she was pleased to see that sales for quality content-especially in the thriller and crime genres-are picking up. “Let’s hope it will also translate in the decision-making level, as commissioners are still revising their drama strategies and a bit slow in their greenlighting,” she noted.
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