Yellow Bird


Endeavor joins C More & TV2 Norway’s reboot of Jo Nesbø’s ‘Headhunters’

Banijay-owned Yellow Bird has started production on a TV version of 2011 film Headhunters, which is being produced for Sweden’s C More and TV2 in Norway. The dark corporate thriller is based on Jo Nesbø’s novel of the same name and has been inspired by the subsequent feature film, which has become a cult hit. Endeavor […]

UK’s All4, Germany’s RTL & France’s Canal+ join Sweden’s ‘Threesome’

Broadcasters in the UK, Germany and France have picked up rights to Swedish drama series Threesome. The show is produced by Banijay’s Yellow Bird and launched earlier this year on Nordic Entertainment Group’s streamer Viaplay. It has now been sold by CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights to Channel 4’s AVOD service All 4, as well […]

Viaplay adapts ‘Two Sisters’ drama from Banijay’s Yellow Bird

Nordic streamer Viaplay has ordered an eight-part drama based on the bestselling novels by Swedish celebrities Hannah Widell and Amanda Schulman, with Banijay’s Yellow Bird producing. Two Sisters explores the diverging lives of two young Stockholm siblings as they climb the career ladder, fall in love and realise that growing up can also mean growing […]

Sundance Now takes exclusive rights to Studiocanal’s ‘Sanctuary’

AMC Network’s streaming service Sundance Now has acquired exclusive US and Canadian rights to broadcast eight-part psychological thriller Sanctuary after striking a deal with distributor Studiocanal. Sanctuary, produced by Italy’s Fabula Pictures and Sweden’s Yellow Bird, is based on the novel The Devil’s Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson and stars Josefin Asplund (Vikings) and Matthew Modine […]

Show of the week: Hidden

Distributor: Banijay Rights Producer: Yellow Bird Channel: Viaplay/TV3 Concept: A man declared dead after a tragic fall comes back to life, only to find he is part of an otherworldly group that can never die Supernatural thriller Hidden originates from Modern Times Group-owned Nordic streaming service Viaplay, the home of such international hits as Black […]

MTG reveals Hidden Swedish original

MTG Studios has revealed its next original drama Hidden, fronted by Izabella Scorupco (GoldenEye) and August Wittgenstein (The Crown). Based in Stockholm, the Swedish thriller will premier exclusively on MTG’s Nordic streaming service Viaplay in 2018, followed by TV3 in Sweden. A similar model has been used for various Viaplay originals, including upcoming Norwegian drama Wisting. […]

Sky Arts is Occupied with Scandi drama

UK pay TV channel Sky Arts has acquired Norwegian political thriller series Occupied. The deal with Zodiak Rights means the Jo Nesbø-penned show will debut in the UK early next year. Its debut on commissioning channels TV2 in Norway and Arte in France comes on October 2 and in November, respectively. The show comes from […]

CEO exits Zodiak’s Yellow Bird

Anni Faurbye Fernandez is to leave her post as CEO of Zodiak Media’s Swedish prodco Yellow Bird in order to launch her own TV and film production firm. Fernandez has been with Yellow Bird since 2008 and been CEO since January 2012, but is moving on to launch a Denmark-based producer. Zodiak Nordic chief executive […]

New partners for Jo Nesbo political thriller

Franco-German channel Arte and Zodiak Media’s French drama producer GTV have joined Norway’s NRK on an original political thriller series from acclaimed scriptwriter Jo Nesbø, TBI can reveal. The French companies are now onboard Occupied, a 10x45mins thriller from another Zodiak drama producer, Norway’s Yellow Bird, which is best known as the producer and rights […]