US premium streaming service Sundance Now has acquired the rights to Wisting, based on the best-selling crime novels by Jørn Lier Horst, alongside Danish relationship drama Couple Trouble (Hånd i Hånd) and Finnish romantic comedy Idiomatic (Jättekiva).
In Wisting, Chief Inspector William Wisting (Sven Nordin) joins forces with MI6 and the FBI to track down a serial killer who has eluded capture for years. But, as his journalist daughter heads straight into the path of the killer, a damaging accusation leaves Wisting suspended, fighting for his reputation, career and life.
Idiomatic, starring Anna Paavilainen and Elmer Bäck, follows the life and times of an urban, bilingual, environmentally conscious left-wing couple in their thirties. Meanwhile, Couple Trouble is about a couple, played by Esben Dalgaard and Ditte Ylva Olsen, who aren’t prepared to give up on each other so together start seeing a counsellor. Will the counselling help them, and can they allow love to return to their relationship?
Shannon Cooper, VP of Programming for Sundance Now, said: “Sundance Now is thrilled to offer our subscribers several high-quality new dramas… With their gripping scripts, breath-taking settings and stellar ensemble casts, (they) are ideally suited for our streaming service specialising in addictive dramas from across the globe.”