NENT Group’s original thriller series ‘Rig 45’ gets second season

  • ‘Rig 45’ is one of NENT Group’s most successful original series
  • Season two directed by Aku Louhimies (2017’s hit Finnish film ‘Unknown Soldier’)
  • NENT Group to premiere at least 20 original productions every year

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has announced a second season of its hit original thriller series ‘Rig 45’. Directed by acclaimed Finnish filmmaker Aku Louhimies, the production will once again star an international cast and will premiere across the Nordic region exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service.

Following her dramatic escape from Rig 45 – an isolated North Sea oil rig caught in the path of both a raging hurricane and a ruthless killer – Petra Dahlberg (Lisa Henni: ‘Easy Money’) is struggling to convince the police of her story. But then a body is washed up on the Scottish coast…

The second season of ‘Rig 45’ co-stars Gary Lewis (‘Outlander’; ‘Gangs of New York’), Filip Berg (NENT Group’s ‘Black Lake’), Rune Temte (‘Captain Marvel’) and Lorcan Cranitch (‘The Last Kingdom’). Filming is already underway in Dublin with the show expected to premiere in 2020.

The series is being directed by Aku Louhimies, whose 2017 film ‘Unknown Soldier’ attracted over a million cinema-goers in Finland. Louhimies’ work has won prizes at film festivals around the world, and his films ‘8-Ball’ (2013) and ‘Frozen Land’ (2005) were both nominated for the European Film Awards.

‘Rig 45’ season two is produced by Veronika Eriksson for Stockholm-based Mopar Media Group and is written by Roland Ulvselius, Ola Norén and Martin Larsson. ITV Studios Global Entertainment will distribute the series internationally.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, NENT Group Head of Content: “The first season of this utterly compelling series broke records on Viaplay with one of our biggest opening weekends ever. Now we’re bringing together a charismatic ensemble cast, stunning locations and an award-winning director renowned for his beautiful visual style to deliver even more thrills and chills from ‘Rig 45’. NENT Group’s original productions continue to offer unique experiences to audiences in the Nordic region and beyond.”

About NENT Group’s original productions

NENT Group is set to premiere a minimum of 20 original productions every year. ‘Darkness – Those Who Kill’; ‘Hidden’; ‘The Truth Will Out’; ‘Four Hands Menu’; ‘Pros and Cons’; ‘Conspiracy of Silence’; ‘Couple Trouble’; season one of ‘Rig 45’; ‘The Lawyer’; ‘Stella Blómkvist’; season one of ‘ALEX’; ‘Couple Thinkers’; ‘Occupied’; ‘Hassel’; ‘Peppy Pals’; ‘Superswede’; ‘Veni Vidi Vici’; seasons one and two of ‘Swedish Dicks’; seasons one and two of ‘The Great Escape’; and seasons one and two of ‘Black Lake’ have already premiered.

Recently announced originals include ‘The Ambassador’; ‘Margeaux’; ‘Cryptid’; ‘Commando’; ‘Face to Face’; ‘Casper Conquers Norway’; ‘Honour’; ‘Love Me’; season two of ‘ALEX’; ‘Saga’s Stories’; ‘The Inner Circle’; ‘Cold Courage’; ‘Wisting’; and ‘Straight Forward’.

As well as breaking Nordic viewing records, NENT Group’s originals are increasingly reaching audiences around the world. ‘ALEX’ has been sold to broadcast and streaming partners in Europe, Asia and the US; ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ has premiered on Hulu and is set for a US remake in partnership with Lionsgate; ‘Swedish Dicks’ has featured on Pop TV in the US; ‘Black Lake’ has been shown on BBC Four and AMC Networks-backed Shudder; and the upcoming series ‘Honour’ has been sold to Belgium’s VRT.

In January 2019, NENT Group announced a UK-based joint venture with award-winning independent studio FilmNation Entertainment to develop, produce and finance premium scripted television content for global audiences.

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