MTG Studios to co-produce tense new political thriller ‘Embassy Down’

November 30 2016

MTG Studios has partnered with Red Arrow International to co-finance and co-produce the new drama series ‘Embassy Down’. The series will premiere in the Nordics in 2018 on MTG’s video streaming service Viaplay and will be distributed worldwide by Red Arrow.

  • MTG Studios partners with Red Arrow International to co-finance and produce exciting new international drama series
  • ‘Embassy Down’ written by acclaimed screenwriter Anders Frithiof August, and to be produced by René Ezra and Tomas Radoor of Nordisk Film during 2017
  • 8 part series to premiere on Viaplay across Nordic region in 2018

Set in current day Copenhagen, ‘Embassy Down’ (8 x 1 hour) combines high impact action with multi-layered political intrigue and human drama. When terrorists storm the opening party at the new United States’ embassy and take the guests hostage, a dramatic chain of events is triggered that plays out across the Danish capital with repercussions around the world.

The series moves between exploring the complex personal relationships between hostage and captor inside the besieged embassy, and the intricate political manoeuvrings outside the embassy.

Jakob Mejlhede, MTG EVP and Head of Programming and Content Development: “This major new series deals unflinchingly with some of the most sensitive issues of our time. It offers non-stop action and drama, with each episode raising big questions about human relationships and conflicting agendas. ‘Embassy Down’ is a local drama with global relevance and we are proud to be a partner in this project.”

Henrik Pabst, Managing Director of Red Arrow International: “‘Embassy Down’ is one of the most exciting projects I have been pitched in a long time, and something I knew we had to be an integral part of. I am delighted that MTG is joining us on this exciting journey.”

‘Embassy Down’ has been created by Anders Frithiof August (‘The Legacy’, ‘Follow the Money’) and is produced by René Ezra and Tomas Radoor (‘A War’, ‘A Hijacking’, ‘Key House Mirror’) at Nordisk Film. The executive producers at Red Arrow’s Fabrik Entertainment are Henrik Bastin (‘Bosch’, ‘American Odyssey’), Mikkel Bondesen (‘Truth’, ‘The Killing’, ‘Burn Notice’) and Head of Development Melissa Aouate, as well as Amelie von Kienlin, SVP Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Red Arrow International.

‘Embassy Down’ is the latest in a series of original productions commissioned by MTG Studios. Other titles include new Nordic drama series ‘Veni Vidi Vici’; LA based comedy drama ‘Swedish Dicks’; Nordic noir series ‘Hassel’; feature length biopic ‘SuperSwede’ about the life of Swedish Formula 1 driver Ronnie Peterson; and new kids’ series ‘The Great Escape’. All of these new shows premiere on Viaplay across the Nordic region.

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