Jarowskij


BBC Four enters Sweden’s Black Lake

UK network BBC Four has acquired Swedish thriller series Black Lake. The 8x45mins mystery drama follows a group of young friends and a series on unsettling events that occur when they visit an abandoned ski resort. The series comes from Banijay Group-owned Jarowskij and is for TV3 in Sweden, where it has been a top-rating […]

Houlind takes Banijay Zodiak Nordic top job

Jacob Houlind has been named group CEO of a merged Nordic division at fledgling super-indie Banijay Group. Houlind (left), previously CEO of Nordisk Film TV, will lead Banijay Zodiak Nordic, with Zodiak Nordic chief executive Johannes Jensen named VP and deputy group CEO. Banijay Zodiak Nordic will comprise the merged Scandinavian assets of Banijay Group […]

SVT, Viaplay co-order restaurant drama

Swedish broadcaster SVT and its commercial on-demand rival Viaplay have co-commissioned a period drama set in a restaurant set at the end of World War II. Beginning at the end of World War II in Europe on May 7, 1945, Vår Tid är Nu (Our Time is Now) will run to 20 parts and launch […]

Welcome to Sweden producer joins TV4

Jarowskij’s Johanna Bergenstråhle is joining Swedish broadcaster TV4 as its new executive producer for drama and comedy. Bergenstråhle (pictured) is best known as producer of TV’s culture-clash comedy Welcome to Sweden, which was a coproduction with US broadcaster NBC and Entertainment One Television. Her appointment comes as TV4 looks to bolster its high-end drama credentials, […]

Welcome to Sweden axed after ‘craptastic’ ratings

US-Swedish comedy series Welcome to Sweden has been cancelled by NBC after what its creator described as “craptastically low ratings”. Greg Poehler is behind the show, which played on TV4 in Sweden and NBC in the US. After a successful first run, a second season was ordered last August, but has performed poorly in the […]

Wild Things to roam in Cannes

Wacky UK gameshow Wild Things is set to hit the international market at MIPTV. The physical competition show, in which people dressed in giant animal costumes with no eye holes attempt to win challenges in a woodland, makes up part of Zodiak Rights’ Cannes formats slate. The comic show launched on Sky 1 in the […]

Nordisk Film TV poaches trio of Zodiak execs

Nordisk Film TV’s Swedish arm has hired a new managing director, Kristoffer Graci, who comes across from Zodiak Media prodco Jarowskij as one of three hires. At Jarowskij, Graci was deputy managing director. He will be joined at Banijay Group-owned Nordisk Film TV Sweden by another two Jarowskij development executives, Henrik Breitholtz and Carl-Johan Sjöö. […]