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UK remake for Nordic drama Valkyrien

High concept NRK drama Valkyrien looks set for a UK remake. Liza Marshall’s Hera Pictures has acquired English-language rights to rework the show, and has actor Mark Strong (Kingsmen) attached to star. Hera will move the drama from Norway to London, with Strong playing a surgeon desperately seeking a cure for his dying wife from […]

Broadcasters find C4’s National Treasure

A raft of international broadcasters have acquired National Treasure, the Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters drama about an ageing star who is accused of historical sex crimes. Super Channel in Canada, TVNZ in New Zealand and the ABC in Australia have all bought the four-parter, which was produced by All3Media-backed prodco The Forge and distributed […]

US Nordic noir remake cancelled

TNT will not take its remake of Eyewitness into a second season. The US crime thriller was based on a series from Norway’s NRK (pictured). The format launched last October on Turner’s TNT, but failed to win over American viewers. Shades of Blue writer Adi Hasak bought the rights to the NRK show, and wrote and […]

BBCWW takes Bowie film global

HBO has bought David Bowie: The Last Five Years, the BBC feature doc about the iconic rock star who died last year. In the wake of the US deal, BBC Worldwide also told TBI about a raft of sales for the film across Europe and further afield, with ABC Australia, Arte and Viacom among the […]

Sky and Scandis buy Babylon Berlin

Beta Film has sealed a raft of deals for Babylon Berlin, the upcoming €40 million (US$42 million) German period drama. Pay TV operator Sky has acquired the show for the UK and Germany, and Beta Film has also locked in several Scandi deals, with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, DR Denmark, YLE Finland and RUV Iceland […]

Buyers queue up for Grizzy and the Lemmings

The first free TV sales of French CGI toon Grizzy and the Lemmings have been completed, with a raft of European broadcasters coming on board the Hari International show. Super RTL in Germany, VRT in Belgium, NPO in the Netherlands, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, RUV in Iceland and Puls TV in Poland have […]

Nobel drama win for Canal+

French pay TV operator Canal+ has acquired Scandi thriller series Nobel. DRG sells the show and struck the French deal alongside several others for its scripted shows, including new deals for Nordic dramas Black Widows and Eyewitness. Nobel, a conspiracy thriller out of Norway that links the war in Afghanistan and the Nobel prize, was […]

Walter Presents nabs new Nordic noir

Nordic noir Valkyrien is headed for Channel 4’s foreign-language on-demand service, Walter Presents, in the UK. Walter Presents acquired rights from boutique French distributor About Premium Content, will premiere the Norway-produced drama in 2017. Eight-part Valkyrien, from Tordenfilm and for Norwegian pubcaster NRK, is a high concept drama set around an illegal, Oslo underworld hospital. […]

New deals for controversial Banijay format

All Against 1, the Banijay format at the centre of an IP dispute with FremantleMedia, has been racked up new deals in Denmark, Finland and Norway, with a free TV deal in the works in Germany. FremantleMedia-backed alleges the show is a copy of its Dori Media-distributed format Best of All. A formats dispute erupted […]

DRG ties with Duck Quacks prodco ahead of market

DRG has struck a first-look deal with Duck Quacks Don’t Echo prodco Magnum Media. The UK-based distributor will launch a new format from the UK indie, The Twelve Stars of Christmas, at MIPCOM. The deal gives DRG first-look at all new Magnum formats over the next two years, and the distributor will also sell selected […]