NENT Group presents ‘Partisan’ as next original series
- Fares Fares (‘Chernobyl’; ‘Westworld’) stars in NENT Group original drama series
- ‘Partisan’ produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production Sverige
- NENT Group to premiere at least 20 original productions every year
The next original production from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, is Swedish drama series ‘Partisan’. Swedish star Fares Fares (‘Chernobyl’; ‘Westworld’; ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’; the ‘Department Q’ films) headlines a series for the first time since his Hollywood breakthrough in the ambitious production, which will premiere across the Nordic region exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2020.
In ‘Partisan’, Johnny (Fares Fares) finds himself in Jordnära, a secluded Swedish village home to an idyllic community – at least on the surface.
The five-part series is directed by Amir Chandin (NENT Group’s ‘Hassel’) and produced by Johanna Wennerberg for Warner Bros. International Television Production Sverige (NENT Group’s ‘Love Me’), with Fares Fares as creative producer. Filming is already underway and is expected to be completed by autumn 2019.
Lead actor Fares Fares: “I’ve been wanting to do something in Swedish, and Amir Chandin and I have tried to work together for a long time. After only a couple of discussions about ‘Partisan’ there was no doubt – I just had to do this.”
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Viaplay Chief Content Officer: “Fares Fares’ intense, compelling screen presence has lit up some of the world’s most acclaimed recent series – and now Viaplay will be his next stop. Our original production ‘Partisan’ will intrigue and enthrall viewers across the Nordic region and beyond. This is the ideal format for such an internationally renowned talent, in collaboration with a top-class creative team, to take a series lead role for the first time since his Hollywood breakthrough.”
About NENT Group’s original productions
NENT Group has now launched 46 original productions and is set to premiere a minimum of 20 every year. ‘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 ‘Manson’s Bloodline’; ‘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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