Nordic television dramas heading to Berlin’s Co-Production Market

Two Nordic television dramas will be shown at the Berlin Co-Production Market, the Nordisk Film og TV Fond reports.

The first of these two series is called Fury and comes from Norway. Fury follows two undercover detectives on the trail of a European network of right-wing extremists. The concept director is Road Uthaug, who directed the disaster movie The WaveFury is produced by Lasse Greve Alsos from Monster Scripted, and the series is expected to get a greenlight in autumn 2018.

The second series selected comes from Iceland. Called Black Port, the series follows Harpa and Grimur who, along with their friends, build a small fishing empire in a rural village in the years 1983-1991. Soon, money and the struggle for power start to corrupt the couple and their friends. Principal photography is set for January 2019 and actors Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) and Gísli Örn Garðarsson (The Oath, Prisoners) will share the directing credit.

The character-driven thriller series will be pitched on February 21st at the Berlinale Co-production Market, alongside six other premium TV dramas. The two Nordic shows are inspired by true events and anchored in today’s political reality, on a local and/or global level. 

These series will be pitched at the Co-production market on the 21st of February along with six other premium dramas.

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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