Denmark & Iceland To Compete At Sundance

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival (January 18–28) will include three Nordic features to receive their world premieres during the World Dramatic Competition: And Breathe Normally from Iceland, and Danish entries The Guilty and Holiday. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. To this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents who offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles. Founder of Sundance, Robert Redford,

International Cast Set To Thrill On Viaplay’s Rig 45

MTG Studios has announced Rig 45, a new thriller for Viaplay directed by Per Hanefjord (Black Widows) which stars an ensemble cast of Nordic and international talent led by Catherine Walker (Versailles) and Gary Lewis (Outlander). Two days before Christmas, Andrea (Catherine Walker) is sent by Benthos Oil to investigate a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, Andrea starts to suspect something is very wrong... Then a hurricane slams into

Filip Alexanderson Fantasy To Be Hidden By Viaplay

MTG Studios has announced Hidden, an eight part drama for Viaplay starring August Wittgenstein (The Crown) and Izabella Scorupco (Goldeneye), where dark secrets, unsuspected identities and supernatural forces converge against the backdrop of modern day Stockholm. Based on the novel Förstfödd by Filip Alexanderson, a law student is working on building sites to support his sick mother when he is involved in a serious accident. From that moment on his life is turned upside down. It becomes clear that he is

Hulu Picks Up Below The Surface & Midnight Sun

Hulu has picked up exclusive US SVOD rights for Below the Surface (Gidseltagningen) and Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) as part of a content deal with distributor Studiocanal. In Below The Surface, which will air on BBC Four in the UK, fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train and a terror taskforce is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, a media frenzy ensues as the country becomes divided on whether to negotiate with the terrorists. A second season is in development. Midnight Sun,

Epic Saga The Restaurant Returns For Third Season

SVT has commissioned a third season of epic saga The Restaurant (Vår tid är nu) which follows the Löwander family and their restaurant through the decades that follow World War II. The series begins on Peace Day 1945 and centres on the Löwander family who run a prestigious restaurant in Stockholm. Season one covers the years 1945-1950 and season two moves the story on to 1955-1962, while the third season picks up the action in 1968-1971. SVT Head of Drama Anna Croneman