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Netflix taps Piv Bernth’s prodco for Danish podcast drama, strikes Canal+ deal

Netflix has greenlit an adaptation of acclaimed podcast Equinox 1985 that will be produced by Apple Tree Productions, the ITV Studios-backed company founded by former DR drama chief Piv Bernth. Equinox is a six-part series that will be created by Tea Lindeburg, produced by Dorte Riis Lauridsen and exec produced by Bernth, who was behind […]

Liberty: DR’s last international drama?

Ahead of the news that DR is to cut spend on international drama and focus its efforts on regional content, Nick Edwards reports on what may well be the last of big international investments in the genre at the Danish broadcaster With shows such as The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge, Danish national broadcaster DR […]

Red Arrow, MTG team for thriller series

Red Arrow International and the Modern Times Group have joined forces to make Embassy Down, a new 8x1hr thriller series out of Denmark. The series will be the latest original for MTG’s Viaplay streaming service, which will launch the series in 2018. Red Arrow International will launch it internationally. Danish screenwriter Anders Frithiof August (The […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

Deutschland 83, Killing writers on MIPDrama jury

The writers of The Killing and Deutschland 83 will make up part of a MIPDrama Screenings Selection Jury during MIPTV next year. Søren Sveistrup and Anna Winger will be joined a number of other major executives on the panel. The jury will designate 12 programmes that will comprise an invitation-only day of screenings for 350 […]

AMC to remake Danish drama

AMC has gone straight-to-series on Broke (WT), a drama based on Denmark’s Bankerot. AMC Studios, which has today restructured as it aims to own more programming, will coproduce the 10-part, one-hour series with Lionsgate Television. The pair previously came together for Mad Men, which ended its seven season run in May. Based on a DR […]

Fox 21, Fox TV Studios merging under Salke

Fox Television Group is merging two of its studios to create a cable production powerhouse. Fox 21 and Fox Television Studios are coming together under the banner of Fox 21 Television Studios. Fox 21 president Bert Salke has been named in the same role at the new company, reporting to Fox TV Group co-chairmen and […]

Netflix saves Longmire

Streaming service Netflix has revived Longmire, commissioning a fourth season after US cable net A&E axed the cop drama. Producer Warner Horizon Television has been shopping the series around since A&E decided to give it the chop in August. Netflix has now stepped into the fray and ordered a 10-part series that will premiere exclusively […]

Wuaki grabs Gomorrah, Nordic dramas

On-demand service Wuaki.tv has scored a content partnership with UK home entertainment distributor Arrow Films that will hand it shows such as Italian crime series Gomorrah. Wuaki has been building a catalogue of Hollywood and independent titles for its subscription base, and this latest deal means it will offer TV and movie titles from Italian, […]

DR Killing exec adds fiction role as Kløvedal Reich exits

The head of fiction at Danish pubcaster DR has resigned, with The Killing producer Piv Bernth adding the role to her head of drama duties. Nadia Kløvedal Reich will step down at the end of the month, at which point Bernth will take on responsibility for the role. DR’s scripted output under Kløvedal Reich has […]

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