NENT Group to premiere international thriller ‘The Head’ as next original series

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  • Six-part series stars John Lynch, Katharine O’Donnelly and Alexandre Willaume
  • ‘The Head’ produced by The Mediapro Studio in association with HBO Asia and Hulu Japan
  • NENT Group to premiere at least 30 original productions in 2020

The international thriller series ‘The Head’ is the next original production from Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region's leading streaming company. The visually stunning six-part series is produced by The Mediapro Studio in association with HBO Asia and Hulu Japan and brings together top creative talents from around the world. ‘The Head’ will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on NENT Group's Viaplay streaming service in autumn 2020.

Winter has fallen on the South Pole, where the sun will soon disappear for the next six months. A small team will remain at the Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station to continue their climate change research, led by renowned biologist Arthur Wilde. But when summer commander Johan Berg returns, he finds the group’s members either dead or missing. A killer is on the loose and Johan’s wife Annika has vanished. To find her alive, he must trust Maggie, a young doctor who is the team’s sole survivor – or is she?

‘The Head’ features an international cast headlined by John Lynch (‘The Terror’), Katharine O’Donnelly (‘Mary Queen of Scots’), Alexandre Willaume (NENT Group’s ‘Hidden’) and Amelia Hoy (‘Killing Eve’), along with Álvaro Morte (‘Money Heist’), Hannes Fohlin (‘The Restaurant’), Richard Sammel (‘Casino Royale’) and Japanese popstar Tomohisa Yamashita.

The English- and Danish-language series is directed by Jorge Dorado (‘The Pier’) and written by Àlex and David Pastor (‘Carriers’) along with Isaac Sastre (‘Al filo de la ley’). Filming took place in Tenerife and Iceland.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer: “This ambitious, atmospheric tale from the frozen Antarctic night blends Nordic noir with John Carpenter’s classic horror flick ‘The Thing’ to create a unique streaming experience. The extensive long shots inside a 2,000 square metre set totally immerse the viewer in this nerve-wracking mystery set in the Earth’s most inhospitable place. NENT Group’s content partnerships are truly global and ‘The Head’ is at the heart of our Viaplay slate this year.”

Laura Fernández Espeso, The Mediapro Studio Corporate and TV Director: “We are very proud to premiere ‘The Head’ on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service. It is a powerful, fast-paced story for global audiences, developed by a talented team and a brilliant cast of international actors. We hope ‘The Head’ will captivate NENT Group’s viewers as well as audiences around the world.”

About NENT Group’s original productions

NENT Group is set to premiere a minimum of 30 original productions in 2020. In the past six months, ‘The Machinery’; season two of ‘The Lawyer’; ‘Cold Courage’; ‘Big Lars’; ‘The Last Journey of the Vikings’; season two of ‘Saga’s Stories’; ‘Thicker than Water’; ‘The Children’s Queen’; season two of ‘Rig 45’; ‘Mia’s Magic Playground’; season two of ‘Couple Trouble’; ‘Box 21’; and ‘The Art of Living’ have premiered on Viaplay across the Nordic region.

Recently announced originals include ‘Suck It Up’; ‘Orca’; ‘The Swarm’; ‘Delete Me’; season two of ‘The Truth Will Out’; ‘Harmonica’; season two of ‘Pros and Cons’; ‘Perfect People’; season two of ‘Face to Face’; ‘Huss’; season two of ‘Those Who Kill’; seasons two and three of ‘Fixi in Playland’; season two of ‘Honour’; ‘Hammarvik’; season two of ‘Love Me’; ‘First Responders’; ‘Partisan’; seasons one and two of ‘American Runestone’; ‘Home Invasion’; ‘The Professionals’; ‘Shadowplay’; ‘The Ambassador’; ‘Margeaux’; ‘Cryptid’; and ‘Commando’.

As well as breaking Nordic viewing records, NENT Group’s originals are also reaching audiences around the world. Amongst others, ‘ALEX’ has been sold in Europe, Asia and the US; ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ has premiered on Hulu and is set for a US remake in partnership with Lionsgate; ‘Pros and Cons’ has been picked up by Canal+ and Topic; ‘Honour’ has been sold to RTL and VRT; and ‘Those Who Kill’ is available on the BBC and ARTE.

During 2019, NENT Group announced a UK-based joint venture with FilmNation Entertainment and invested in US studio Picturestart.



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