Two Nordic television dramas are heading to the coveted MIPTV to be introduced to more than 450 buyers from around the world.

This is the second MIPTV and takes place from the second of April in Cannes, France.

Awards are also handed out, including an audience award and Best Series in the works in progress and full episode categories.

The first Nordic television series is Rides Upon the Storm, which is created by Adam Price (Borgen). Inspired by the myth of Abel and Cain, the series explores the concept of good and evil and the spiritual journey of ‘finding one’s way’ (Herrens veje is the Danish title) and seeking a greater meaning of life. The story centres on a family of priests in the Church of Denmark, the parent Johannes (Lars Mikkelsen) and Elisabeth (Ann Eleonora Jørgensen) and their two sons August (Morten Hee Andersen) and Christian (Simon Sears).

Season one will premiere on Danish television in autumn 2017 and season two will premiere in 2018.

The Swedish television series Veni Vidi Vici is created and directed by Rafael Edholm.

Thomas Bo Larsen (Follow the Money) plays a pretentious movie director with higher ambitions than he can deliver, who gets his worst reviews ever. He starts reviewing his own values and life with his wife and teenage daughter. Persuaded by his family, he agrees on taking a job at his father- in-law’s pig farm, until one day, he receives a call from an old friend, a producer in Hollywood (Edholm).

The series explores the consequences of Karsten Daugaard’s decision to take up a job in the adult entertainment business and forces him into a double life that endangers his entire family. Edholm said: “Viaplay has shown tremendous courage to bet on a series with such a content and edge, and the fact that MIP has acknowledged our courage makes it even more exciting.” Veni Vidi Vici will premiere exclusively on Viaplay across the Nordics on April 13, 2017.

Read more at the Nordic Film & TV Fund website. 

Photo: Agnete Schlichtkrull