Apple Tree Productions


TBI Scripted: Is a deluge of drama causing a Nordic thaw?

Scandinavian producers have become prolific over recent years but is a deluge of scripted product from the region diluting the quality and damaging the ‘Nordic drama’ brand? Nick Edwards reports When the Danish public service broadcaster DR made The Killing in 2007 and then collaborated with their Swedish counterpart SVT on The Bridge in 2011, […]

SVT orders crime drama ‘Blackwater’ from ‘The Killing’ producer Piv Bernth

The Killing producer Piv Bernth is adapting hit Swedish crime novel Blackwater for broadcaster SVT with ITV Studios handling international sales. Sweden’s SVT has commissioned a six-part TV adaptation of Kerstin Ekman’s novel Blackwater from Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions. The series will be coproduced with ARD Degeto in Germany and Filmpool Nord, supported by the MEDIA […]

Netflix taps Piv Bernth’s prodco for Danish podcast drama, strikes Canal+ deal

Netflix has greenlit an adaptation of acclaimed podcast Equinox 1985 that will be produced by Apple Tree Productions, the ITV Studios-backed company founded by former DR drama chief Piv Bernth. Equinox is a six-part series that will be created by Tea Lindeburg, produced by Dorte Riis Lauridsen and exec produced by Bernth, who was behind […]

DR names TV2 exec as drama chief after Bernth exit

Danish pubcaster DR has named a TV2 producer has its new drama chief after the exit of the long serving Piv Bernth. Christian Rank (pictured), who has been described locally as the “wonder boy of Danish TV drama” will transfer to his new post on February 1. He has previously produced dramas Avringerne (Inheritance) and […]

ITV Studios back Piv Bernth drama studio

ITV Studios has bought a minority stake in the new drama production house of former DR drama chiefs Piv Bernth (pictured) and Lars Hermann. The pair announced their exits from DR in October, a move that led to an ongoing restructure at the Danish pubcaster. Their prodco, Apple Tree Productions, will focus on high-end Danish […]