Sagafilm


MIPCOM Drama round-up: HBO Max collects two new shows; ‘The Minister’ sells in Oz, Canada & Europe; ‘Roadkill’ goes global

HBO Max picks up two new dramas WarnerMedia-owned US streamer HBO Max has acquired two new European-made dramas, the psychological thriller Possessions and Adult Material, about the British porn industry. Produced by France’s Haut et Court TV and London-based Quiddity for Canal+, Creation Original and Yes TV Israel, with the participation of CNC and BeTV, […]

US streamer Topic picks up trio of premium foreign scripted dramas

First Look Media-owned North American streamer Topic has acquired Icelandic political thriller The Minister, Canadian dark comedy Happily Married, and Russian drama An Ordinary Woman, following a deal with UK-based distributor Cineflix Rights. Sagafilm’s 8 x 60-minute series The Minister has already appeared on RUV Iceland, DR Denmark, NRK Norway, SVT Sweden, and YLE Finland and stars Ólafur […]

Beta Film’s production arm strikes deal for ‘The Minister’ prodco Sagafilm

Beta Film-backed Beta Nordic Studios (BNS) has taken a minority stake in Icelandic production company Sagafilm. The deal will see BNS, part of Jan Mojto’s Germany-based Beta Film, acquire a 25% stake in the producer, which is behind shows including forthcoming drama The Minister. BNS said its involvement would allow Sagafilm to better access international […]

Sagafilm’s ‘The Minister’ gets ‘e-premiere’ for buyers

The Minister, a new Icelandic political drama from Reykjavík-based prodco Sagafilm, is to receive an exclusive online premiere for buyers, courtesy of distributors Cineflix Rights. The 8 x 60-minute series was produced by Sagafilm for RUV in Iceland, DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden and YLE Finland. It stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson […]

Scripted Hot Pick: The Minister

This rather timely drama delves into what might happen if the person in charge of a nation fails to disclose an illness that could potentially impact their ability to govern. The 8 x 60-minute show stars Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Trapped) and revolves around populist politician Benedikt Ríkardsson, who takes […]

Sky Studios expands production pacts with [email protected] TV, Sagafilm

Sky Studios has struck a multi-year development and distribution deal with Agatha Raisin producer [email protected] TV and Nordic prodco Sagafilm. Under the deals, Sky Studios will co-develop scripted series with the producers for a range of global outlets, while NBCUniversal Global Distribution is to handle international sales for the projects. Founded by Barry Ryan and […]

Cineflix Rights acquires Icelandic political drama ‘The Minister’

Cineflix Rights has acquired a new Icelandic drama from Sagafilm. The indie distributor has picked up 8 x 60-minute political drama The Minister, starring Fantastic Beasts actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson. Produced by Sagafilm for RUV Iceland, the drama centres on Benedikt Ríkhardsson (Ólafsson), a rising star in the political world who rides a wave of […]

Walter Presents investigates Case from Iceland

UK on-demand service Walter Presents has acquired the 9x60mins crime drama Case, which hails from Channel 2 in Iceland. The deal with distributor Red Arrow International also includes Scandinavian comedy-drama Hellfjord, which runs to seven half-hours. Case comes from Sagafilm and was for Channel 2 in Iceland. It is the latest drama from prolific Icelandic […]

TCAs: TBS gets first primetime toon

US basic cable network TBS has ordered its first primetime animated series. Tarantula, from Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) and Rough House Pictures, will be a half-hour comedy about the residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, and centres on an uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Rough House will coproduce with Turner-owned […]