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Walter Presents picks up ‘Greyzone’ for UK service

The streaming service Walter Presents has picked up the U.K. rights to Greyzone, a new Danish thriller series.

The series follows Victoria (played by Birgitte Hjort Sørensen), who is a drone engineer. She is taken hostage by a group of terrorists after its unveiled her drone may be used by armies in the Middle East. At the same time, some missiles have gone missing in Scandinavia and the series builds up to a potential terrorist attack in the region. Rising star Ardalan Esmaili also stars alongside Sørensen.

“After being boxed for too many years into the ‘dead girl and moody detective’ corner,’ Scandi drama is in the midst of a sensational phase of creative reinvention,” Walter Presents co-founder and curator Walter Iuzzolino said in a statement.

“‘Greyzone’ is a perfect example of this: an ambitious, glossy and utterly compelling thriller which completely subverts the ‘Homeland’-style premise of a terrorist plot to tell the powerful and affecting story of the ambiguous relationship between a hostage and her captor.”

We will have a review of Greyzone out in our upcoming June 2018 magazine.

You can watch the trailer below.

 

 

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.