Norwegian drama series ‘Aquitted’ has a strong audience in Sweden


Article from the Nordisk Film and TV Fund:

Following its record breaking opening in Norway for a drama series on TV2 (660,000 viewers early March), Miso Film Norway’s Acquitted (Frikjent) kick started its ten week run in Sweden with even stronger figures.

The series had a 30.5 % share with 1,038,000 Swedish viewers when it premiered on SVT1 at 21.00 last Sunday, making it a five year record for a Nordic TV series on the Swedish pubcaster.

According to Miso Film co-founder Peter Bose, the first of 10 episodes beat other high end dramas such as the Danish shows Dicte, The Killing, The Legacy Season 1,Borgen, Norway’s Eyewitness and Lilyhammer. The character-driven drama- with Swedish star actress Lena Endre in a central role against Nicolai Cleve Broch (pictured) –  went head to head against the local crime series Johan Falk that drew 508,000 viewers on TV4.

Bose said: “The premiere in Sweden is the first release of the series outside Norway and this underlines the international potential of the series.”

Other territories set to air Acquitted include Denmark (TV2) and Iceland (RUV). Finland is in negotiations, as well as several key territories. Freemantle Media International handles world distribution. Acquitted was supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

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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.