Endemol Shine lands multiple ‘MasterChef’ deals in Nordics

TV4 in Sweden has commissioned the country’s first local version of culinary competition series MasterChef All Stars, one of a number of new Nordic deals struck by format owner Endemol Shine Group. TV4 has also ordered an 11th season of the original MasterChef format to air 2021, after last month’s 10th run secured its highest […]

Endemol Shine restructures struggling Lilyhammer prodco Rubicon

Endemol Shine Group is restructuring its struggling Norwegian prodco Rubicon, with managing director Pal Kruke Kristiansen among those leaving. Endemol Shine is understood to be consulting with Rubicon’s 100-strong staff over their futures. Rubicon is best known for Netflix’s first global scripted acquisition, Lilyhammer (pictured), plus the local version of Endemol Shine formats such as […]

FremantleMedia poaches Johansen from Rubicon

FremantleMedia has hired Hegme Skjerven Johansen as head of development at its Norwegian operation, with the exec coming over from Endemol Shine prodco Rubicon. Johansen will report to Petter Testmann-Koch, MD of FremantleMedia Norway, when she joins next month. She will oversee the regional operation’s development efforts, working up new projects and adapting existing FremantleMedia […]

Red Arrow bags ‘new Lilyhammer’ rights

Red Arrow International has snagged international rights to Samurai Security, a Norwegian comedy series from Rubicon, the producers of Lilyhammer. Red Arrow also sells Netflix series Lilyhammer and will now take the new Rubicon series to market. The new show was penned by Lilyhammer writer Anne Bjørnstad and features several of the same cast. Samurai […]