HBO Nordics


HBO Europe expands Nordic originals with move into ‘Wilderness’

HBO Europe is expanding its Nordic slate by ordering an eight-part Norwegian dramedy from Icelandic director Dagur Kári (Virgin Mountain). Utmark (aka Wilderness) has been created and written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (A Somewhat Gentle Man), with Finn Gjerdrum and Stein Kvae at Paradox producing. The show, described as “a quirky comedy drama,” is set […]

HBO Nordic greenlights first Norwegian original

HBO Nordic has greenlit its first original Norwegian series Beforeigners, created by Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin, the screenwriter duo behind Lilyhammer. Described as a “playful, funny, crime story”, Beforeigners brings back entities from the Stone Age, Viking era and late 19th Century to the modern world and no one quite understands why. Beforeigners will […]

HBO unveils first Scandi original

Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson will create HBO Europe’s first original series out of Scandinavia. Scripted series Gösta (WT) will be a “mix of comedy and Dostoevsky”, according Moodysson, who will write and direct all eight episodes. HBO Nordic, which is part of HBO Europe, has been searching for its first original series out of Scandinavia […]

Roots planted in 50 territories

The remake of epic miniseries Roots has sold into 50 territories. Distributor A+E Networks has closed deals in five continents: Europe, Asia, Australasia and North America. The buyers are SBS in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand; Thai PBS, D’Live in South Korea, Atresmedia for Spanish linear TV and HBO for SVOD; HBO Europe for […]

Honourable Woman gets HBO presale

Upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal drama The Honourable Woman has scored its first presale and will broadcast on HBO Nordics. Subscribers to the HBO service in Sweden, Denmark and Norway will be able to view the series following the deal. The show debuts globally in the US and UK later this year but has its international launch […]