Other Nordic TV dramas acquired from NENT Studios UK by the global curated streaming service include Monster, Rekyl, The River and the Polish series Pakt.
The Swedish drama The Inner Circle which was nominated in 2019 for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize-Best Nordic Screenplay, has been acquired by Walter Presents for the US, UK and Belgium. The political thriller was produced by Fundament Film for NENT Group’s streamer Viaplay.
The Norwegian thriller Monster (NRK) was acquired for the US and the UK, the crime drama Rekyl (TV3 Norway), for the US and Belgium, and the murder mystery The River (TV3) for Italy. The latter show previously aired on Walter Presents in the UK, US and Belgium.
Meanwhile the Polish political thriller Pakt - remake of the Norwegian series Mammon - was bought for the UK, Italy and New Zealand.
Elin Thomas, NENT Studios UK’s EVP of sales said: “Scandinavia continues to provide a rich seam of powerful stories and brilliantly-crafted dramas with broad international appeal, and we are delighted to represent so many strong titles from the region, both as original dramas and scripted format versions, in our catalogue."
"Walter Presents has an enviable reputation for curating standout international scripted titles, so we pleased it has selected so many of our recent non-English language series, such as Viaplay’s The Inner Circle, for its major territories. Mammon was a major hit in Norway, so it is good to now see Pakt achieving such recognition in its own right,” said Thomas.
The curated streaming service co-founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath, recently launched in Canada via PBS Masterpieces, available exclusively on Amazon Prime’s video channels. The service specialised in quality foreign-language drama is already present in the UK, US, Italy, Russia, Australia, New Zealand. It is also available to Welsh and Flemish viewers.