WALTER PRESENTS the global TV drama service has secured the hit thriller GREYZONE from ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
The 10-part series is a Danish, Swedish and German co-production, produced by one of Denmark’s top film companies, Cosmo Film, and was created by Oskar Sӧderlund, Morten Dragsted and Rasmus Thorsen. Set in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Frankfurt, it stars Borgen’s, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, who plays Victoria, a drone engineer who is taken hostage by terrorists in her own home but somehow manages to get a message to the secret services, who desperately try to prevent an attack on Scandinavian soil.
Co-founder and curator Walter Iuzzolino says:
“After being boxed for too many years into the ‘dead girl and moody detective’ corner, Scandi drama is in the midst of a sensational phase of creative reinvention. GREYZONE is a perfect example of this: an ambitious, glossy and utterly compelling thriller which completely subverts the Homeland-style premise of a terrorist plot to tell the powerful and affecting story of the ambiguous relationship between a hostage and her captor. Nothing is as it seems in this complex moral world in which good and evil are just two sides of the same coin. This is Nordic drama at its very best: sexy, fun, commercial and crafted with exquisite artistic vision and depth of feeling.”
Ramus Thorsen, co-creator and producer says:
“I'm really excited that GREYZONE will be coming to the UK. The level of ambition for this series has always been high and with an international audience in mind. We are thrilled to be partnering with Walter Presents, and together really looking forward to having a British audience engaging in our story and our characters.”
Jayne Redpath, SVP EMEA at ITV Studios Global Entertainment, adds:
"With audiences becoming more and more receptive to foreign-language drama, we believe Walter Presents is an ideal fit for GREYZONE and we are excited that UK viewers will have the chance to immerse themselves in this tense, gripping thriller."
The drama series is a co-production with TV2 Denmark, TV4 Sweden, C More Sweden, ZDFneo, NRK Norway, SF Studios Sweden, Nadcon Film and ITV Studios Global Entertainment and is supported by the Public Service Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, Copenhagen Film Fund, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
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Note for Editors
Walter Presentslaunched January 2016 in the UK as a FREE video-on-demand service and is a joint venture between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017 Walter Presentslaunched as an SVOD platform in the US with the New York Times hailing it as a ‘chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.’ In November 2017 Walter Presents launched in Australia on Foxtel, the second stage of a planned global rollout.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) is one of the world’s leading international TV distribution, home entertainment, publishing, merchandising and licensing businesses. ITVS GE distributes celebrated content across all genres from both its in-house production business, ITV Studios, and in collaboration with leading producers from around the world. Part of ITV PLC, which includes the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITVS GE has offices in London, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Sydney.