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Nordic fund invests in TV4 drama copro

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has invested NOK2 million (US$260,000) in a Swedish drama coproduction that TBI first reported on last year.

Modus Operandi (aka Vik/Stubø) comes from FremantleMedia-owned Scandinavian scripted prodco Miso Films, and is based on crime novels from Anne Holt. Miso coproduces with TV4 and German prodco Nadcon.

TBI first reported news of the drama and Miso’s hire of producer Sandra Harms in march last year, and Nordisk Film & TV Fund today reported Miso has sold it to ZDF in Germany, TV2 in Denmark, TV2 in Norway, RUV in Iceland and Lumière in Benelux.

FremantleMedia International holds international rights to Miso programming outside of Scandinavia and other selected territories.

Production on Vik/Stubø’s eight-part series is scheduled to begin at the start of this year following an adaptation by Danish duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has invested a total of NOK5 million in five different projects overall.

Norwegian kids and youth series Trio – The Kepler Diamonds, a 10x25mins mystery series from NordicStories, was awarded NOK1.3 million. Broadcasters attached to the show include coproducers NDR in Germany, NRK in Norway, SVT, Denmark’s DR and YLE’s Finland.

Production begins in March ahead of a scheduled 2016 television debut, which will be two years after its predecessor, Trio – Cyber Gold began airing on NDR.