New Nordic Noir coming to international screens

Several Nordic drama series have been sold at the MIPTV market in Cannes over the last week.

The Danish crime series Follow the Money has been sold to French pubcaster France Television. The series is currently airing on BBC4 and has also been sold to Canada, Australia and Israel – with major deals including Germany pending. Directed by Per Fly, Follow the Money follows drama around an environmental company Energreen. We follow a policeman trying to figure it all out, a woman who works in the legal department, and a mechanic who gets involved in a criminal network – all of whom are connected to each other.


The family drama The Legacy III is still in production but has already gathered interest from numerous buyers and has already been sold to Australia.

The crime drama Norskov has been picked up by Channel Four’s world drama digital service Walter Presents for the UK, adding it to the programme that has already shown Blue Eyes and HeartlessNorskov follows the story of police investigator Tom Noack, who returns home to Norskov to clean up the town’s drug crime but quickly becomes personally involved. As he ends up on the trail of a major smuggling operation, Tom is torn between his professional and personal commitments.

The dramedy Splitting Up Together produced for Denmark’s TV2 was sold to NRK and also gathered lots of interest for potential remakes. In Splitting Up Together, a married couple with young girls decided to split up – kind of. They will stay in their house, but take turns living with the girls. One week they have the girls and live upstairs, and then the other week they live in the basement.

The prime time Danish series DNA, created by Torleif Hoppe (The Killing) is set to air on TV2 in 2017 but has already gathered huge interest from buyers.

Last but not least, the mini-series Lucky Per, created by Bille August and his son Anders, gathered interest from buyers. The series will be broadcast in 2017.

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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