Nordisk Film creating new thriller series in Copenhagen

A new thriller series is coming to Nordic (and hopefully our) screens: Embassy Down is an 8×1 hour thriller created and written by award-winning Danish screenwriter Anders Frithiof August (The Legacy, Follow the Money) (pictured).

Embassy Down is a suspense-laden new drama set in Copenhagen that combines gritty, high-impact action with a multi-layered political thriller and human drama. A party to celebrate the opening of the United States’ grand new embassy becomes a war zone when terrorists storm the building, taking embassy guests hostage.

What follows over a number of weeks is a taut, thrilling and unflinching look at the complex realities of the fight against a very different kind of modern-day terrorism.

Embassy Down moves between the two worlds of inside and outside the embassy siege: inside, the series explores the complex relationships between the hostages and their captors; outside the embassy, an intense and morally complex international thriller ensues, as relatives of the hostages and people in power clash over their cultural and political differences in trying to resolve the crisis.

Embassy Down is produced by acclaimed producers Rene Ezra and Romas Radoor at Nordisk Film (A War, A Hijacking). The executive products are multi-award winners Henrik Bastin, CEO of Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Entertainment company, and Mikkel Bondesen (The Killing).
Red Arrow International is leading the co-financing of the series and will distribute the drama worldwide. The co-production partner on the series is the international digital entertainment group MTG, who will premiere the show on its video streaming service Viaplay in the Nordics in 2018.

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.