Double drama for MTG in global top 10

January 10 2018

‘Wisting’ and ‘Hidden’, two original productions from MTG, have both been selected in top Hollywood outlet Deadline’s shortlist of ‘Ten International Dramas to Watch in 2018’.

Wisting’ is a crime drama based on Jørn Lier Horst’s best-selling novels. Supported by the Norwegian Film Institute and featuring a stellar cast, ‘Wisting’ is set to become one of Norway’s biggest ever drama productions.

Headlined by international stars Izabella Scorupco (‘GoldenEye’) and August Wittgenstein (‘Das Boot’; ‘The Crown’), ‘Hidden’ reimagines the global urban fantasy phenomenon in a uniquely Nordic way.

Jakob Mejlhede, MTG EVP and Head of Programming and Content Development: “Only two? Seriously, it’s so exciting that our series are building global buzz before they’ve even been released. MTG’s originals are where the best talents tell the best stories, and our viewers – both in the Nordic region and worldwide – have so much to look forward to this year.”

Other original premieres from MTG in 2018 include ‘The Lawyer’, ‘Stella Blómkvist’, ‘Rig 45’, ‘Conspiracy of Silence’, ‘Embassy Down’, ‘Straight Forward’ and ‘Pro’s and Con’s’, with more to come. MTG currently has over 50 originals in production.

Internationally, ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ recently premiered on premium streaming service Hulu and season one of ‘Swedish Dicks’ on Pop TV in the US, while ‘Black Lake’ has been picked up by BBC Four and AMC Networks-backed Shudder, and ‘Superswede’ is being distributed by IM Global Television.

Deadline’s top 10 list is the latest testimonial to MTG’s unique storytelling capabilities – just a few months ago, Hollywood Reporter wrote: “MTG is quickly becoming a leading player in high-end drama series in Europe”.

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