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 frenzy takes hold, the country becomes divided on whether to negotiate with the terrorists or not.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, said: “Below The Surface is an exciting and thought-provoking thriller which ratchets up the tension until you are literally on the edge of your seat.”

Francoise Guyonnet, Managing Director for TV Series at distributor Studiocanal added: “The subject matter in this absorbing drama is so relevant to the world we all live in today, and we are sure each tense and action-filled episode will resonate with BBC Four viewers.”

A second season of Below The Surface is currently in development.