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New Danish television series proves popular locally

A new Danish television series called Something’s Rockin’ has premiered in Denmark over the weekend to strong figures.

Based on an idea by Adam Price and Jesper Malmrose, the series is created by Soren Frellesen and Malmrose and is loosely based on the true story of Radio Mercur, a revolutionary pirate radio station founded by a group of music lovers in the 1950s. This was during a time when rock ‘n’ roll was banned by the two government-run radio stations, and nobody dared to challenge this state monopoly. The three young protagonists of the series do just that, throwing caution to the wind to give people the pop music they crave.

Something’s Rockin’ stars Andreas Jessen, Neel Rønholt and Jon Lange.

The opening episode was watched by 621,000 Danes and had an all-time viewing record for TV2 Charlie.

An international release is possible with the series heading to Cannes’s MIPTIV, an industry event where the series will be presented to international buyers.

Info from the Nordic Film & TV Fund

 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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