Norway’s Rekyl Crime Drama Inspired By Real Events

Norway's TV3 has announced that new thriller Rekyl, inspired by real events in the Oslo criminal underworld, will form part of its Spring 2018 line-up. Inspired by the 2004 NOKAS robbery and the 2013 Cappelen money laundering case, Rekyl follows a gang of criminals who believe that the police took off with the money and drugs haul from a raid which left one of the gang dead and the rest behind bars. Upon his release, Robin (Odin Waage) tries to become

Midnight Sun & Fallet Take C21 Industry Honours

At the C21 International Drama Awards in London on Wednesday night, based on a poll of 100 commissioners and buyers, Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) was named Best Non-English Language Drama and Fallet took home Best Comedy Drama. Midnight Sun, which won Best New Series at the Roma Fiction Festival and the Audience Award for Best Series at Series Mania, fought off 4 Blocks (Germany), Maltese (Italy), Wasteland (Czechoslovakia), Ouro (France) and Your Honour (Israel) for Best Non-English Language Drama. The series follows a

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,