Pros And Cons For Viaplay’s First Danish Original

MTG's Nordic streaming service Viaplay has announced that its first Danish original will be ten-part drama Pros And Cons (Friheden), starring Lars Ranthe (The Commune) and Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy). Erik (Ranthe) and Nina (Christensen) live a quiet family life in the suburbs of Copenhagen while trying to conceal their dramatic past as Denmark's most notorious con artists. But they soon find themselves juggling parental meetings and mortgages with their biggest con so far. Head of Program Development for MTG, Jakob

Iina Kuustonen Stars In Hannu Salonen’s Arctic Circle

As production begins on ten-part Finnish crime drama Arctic Circle, directed by Hannu Salonen, it has been revealed that Iina Kuustonen (Nurses), Maximilian Brückner (War Horse) and Clemens Schick (Casino Royale) will star. In Arctic Circle, detective Nina Kautsalo (Iina Kuustonen) finds a prostitute tied up in chains inside a remote cabin in the wilderness, and soon finds two other women dead at the same property. A mysterious virus is found in the victim’s blood, whereupon German virologist Thomas Lorenz (Maximilian Bruckner)

Historian Tom Buk-Swienty Moves Into TV Production

Danish historian and author Tom Buk-Swienty has joined forces with producer Klaus Birch from B-Film to form Saxofilm, which will specialise in historical film and TV productions. Tom Buk-Swienty, best known for his books about the 1864 Second Schleswig War, will primarily serve as historian for the new company, providing ideas for Klaus Birch to translate into TV. Klaus Birch said in a statement: "Danes like history. When my own children push me in front of the TV to watch The History

BBC Four Picks Up Below The Surface For The UK

BBC Four has picked up UK rights to Danish hostage thriller Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen), created and directed by Kasper Barfoed (Dicte). It is expected to air in 2018. In Below The Surface. fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train, and a terror taskforce led by Philip Norgaard (Johannes Lassen) and Louise Falk (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, reporter Naja Toft (Paprika Steen) acts as a go-between with the hostages and police and, as the media

Below The Surface Season Two Now In Development

The Danish Film Institute Public Service Fund has granted 800,000 kroner in support to develop a second season of Kanal 5 thriller Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen). In the first season of Below The Surface. fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train, and a terror taskforce led by Philip Norgaard (Johannes Lassen) and Louise Falk (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, reporter Naja Toft (Paprika Steen) acts as a go-between with the hostages and police and, as the