Premium streaming service Viaplay has picked up Nordic rights to eight-part thriller Fury, about Europe’s struggle for identity and the forces that want to tear it apart. Roar Uthaug (Tomb Raider) will direct.
In Fury, written by International Emmy winner Gjermund S. Eriksen (Mammon) and Helena Nielsen (Black Widows), a cop blows the cover of a police officer who has infiltrated a right-wing movement in Norway. Together, they must track down a European network of right-wing extremists and thwart an impending attack.
Producer Lasse Greve Alsos told Nordic Film & TV Fond: “This is an important story about right wing extremists in Europe: History has taught us what we can lose if we don’t deal with identity struggles and contrasting political beliefs. Fury is an odyssey into the hearts of darkness in Europe.”
Although still in development, Fury was pitched to the industry on 21st February at CoPro Series as part of Berlin’s Drama Series Days. It is hoped that the addition of an international co-producer will enable the show to be greenlit with a budget of around €1.25 million per episode.