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Viaplay originals greenlight flurry continues

Rig 45Another day, another new original drama for Scandinavia SVOD service Viaplay.

The MTG-owned service has commissioned suspense thriller Rig 45, its third greenlight in four days.

Rig 45 comes from MTG Studios, the production arm of European content group MTG.

The series follows a woman (Catherine Walker, Versailles), who is greeted with a wall of silence from the crew of a North Sea rig while investigating a fatal accident. After a hurricane cuts of communications with the outside world, both the elements and a killer threaten the crew.

Gary Lewis (Outlander), Lisa Henni (Easy Money) and Søren Mallin (A Hijacking) co-star, with Per Hanefjord (Black Widows) directing.

Swedish firm Mopar Media Group is producing the show, which is one of more than 50 MTG is working up as it attempts to position SVOD net Viaplay as Scandinavia’s key on-demand service.

Yesterday saw the greenlight of another Swedish-produced thriller, Hidden. That news came just days after MTG unveiled ‘one of Norway’s biggest ever” drama productions, Wisting.