Here at Cinema Scandinavia, we are hardly fans of television remakes but accept that they are just part of the whole media landscape. We’ve posted our opinions before about remakes like Force Majeure, so there’s no need to repeat ourselves there.
The Nordisk Film and TV Fond posted today that DR Sales has sold US remake rights for two of its original drama series: Broke (Bankerot) and Follow the Money (Bedreget).
Broke will be produced by AMC and Clyde Phillips (best known for his work on Dexter) will adapt the series into the US for a 10×60 episode series, which comes as a surprise as the original Danish series that premiered last October was DR’s first bet on a half an hour long drama series. Rights for the Danish series have also been sold to French/German ARTE.
Follow the Money was bought by Endemol Shine Studios and the US series will be produced in collaboration with Anonymous Content, known for True Detective. The original show was directed by Per Fly and is yet to premiere in Denmark, with the premiere due for 2016.