NENT Group takes hold of ‘Seizure’ as latest Norwegian original series
- Supernatural drama stars Anders Danielsen Lie and Anders Baasmo Christiansen
- ‘Seizure’ premieres exclusively on Viaplay on 31 October
- NENT Group to premiere at least 20 original productions every year
The next original series from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, is Norwegian supernatural drama ‘Seizure’. The eight-part show is NENT Group’s first Norwegian original to reach viewers since the success of ‘Wisting’ and will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region on 31 October.
In ‘Seizure’, four young Norwegians are found dead in an empty swimming pool in a bizarre case that rapidly brings detectives Max (Anders Danielsen Lie: ‘Oslo, August 31’) and Sander (Anders Baasmo Christiansen: ‘Kon-Tiki’) face to face both with their own demons and a dark sequence of increasingly inexplicable events.
‘Seizure’ (Norwegian title: ‘Besatt’) also features Selome Emnetu (NENT Group’s ‘Occupied’) and Marius Kolbenstvedt (‘Aber Bergen’) in supporting roles.
The series is produced by Miso Film (NENT Group’s ‘Darkness – Those Who Kill’) and directed by Rune Denstad Langlo (‘Welcome to Norway!’) and Eirik Svensson (‘Unge lovende’). ‘Seizure’ is created and written by Megan Gallagher (‘Borderliner’).
Since premiering in April, the Norwegian series ‘Wisting’ has become NENT Group’s most successful original to date in the whole Nordic region. In February, NENT Group announced ‘Commando’, an ambitious Norwegian production directed by Per-Olav Sørensen (‘Quicksand’).
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Viaplay Chief Content Officer: “Just like Viaplay itself, this series is one of a kind. ‘Seizure’ will grip audiences from the very start with its captivating blend of realism and the supernatural, brought to life by some of Norway’s hottest creative talents. ‘Wisting’ smashed viewing records and set new standards for NENT Group’s storytelling, and now we’re raising the bar for Nordic streamed entertainment even higher with this truly unique new drama.”
About NENT Group’s original productions
NENT Group has now launched 47 original productions and is set to premiere a minimum of 20 every year. ‘Manson’s Bloodline’; ‘Swedish Sin’; ‘Straight Forward’; ‘Saga’s Stories’; ‘Wisting’; ‘The Inner Circle’; ‘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’; seasons one and two 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 ‘Partisan’; ‘American Runestone’; ‘Home Invasion’; ‘The Professionals’; ‘Fixi in Playland’; ‘Shadowplay’; ‘Box 21’; season two of ‘Rig 45’; ‘The Ambassador’; ‘Margeaux’; ‘Cryptid’; ‘Commando’; ‘Face to Face’; ‘Honour’; ‘Love Me’; and ‘Cold Courage’.
As well as breaking Nordic viewing records, NENT Group’s originals are increasingly reaching audiences around the world. Amongst others, ‘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 RTL in Germany and 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.
In May 2019, NENT Group invested in a minority stake in the new US production company Picturestart together with a range of high-profile industry partners. Based in Los Angeles and founded by renowned producer Erik Feig, Picturestart will create, co-finance and produce premium scripted content for young adult viewers around the world.
NOTES TO EDITORS
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