‘Those Who Kill’ is next original series from MTG Studios

April 5 2018

The psychological crime drama ‘Those Who Kill’ is the next original series from MTG Studios. Produced by Miso Film, ‘Those Who Kill’ is already a proven success format among Danish viewers. The series gathers some of the country’s most promising creative talents, and premieres exclusively on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay, and on MTG’s TV channel TV3 in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, in early 2019.

  • Series produced by leading Danish production company Miso Film
  • Eight part psychological crime drama comes to Viaplay and TV3 in 2019

Those Who Kill

Faced with a series of shocking killings in Denmark, a detective and a psychologist struggle to figure out not whodunnit, but why – a journey that will take them both into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.

‘Those Who Kill’ (Danish title: ‘Den Som Dræber’) stars Kenneth M. Christensen (‘The Legacy’) and Natalie Madueño (nominated for a Robert Award for Best Actress in a Leading Television Role by the Danish Film Academy for ‘Follow the Money’). The eight part series is directed by Carsten Myllerup (MTG’s ‘Black Widows’), and is written by Ina Bruhn (‘Dicte’), Per Daumiller (‘Below the Surface’) and Tine Krull Petersen (‘Dicte’).

The first season of ‘Those Who Kill’ attracted over 1 million viewers per episode when shown on Denmark’s TV2 in 2011, and is available today on Viaplay. Miso Film, the production company behind season one, returns to produce the new series. ‘Those Who Kill’ will be distributed worldwide by FremantleMedia International Sales.

Jakob Mejlhede, MTG EVP and Head of Programming and Content Development: “Season one of this fantastic format held an entire country spellbound. The refresh of ‘Those Who Kill’ will be an even more unsettling, unrelenting and unmissable experience, as we continue to extend Viaplay’s position as the leading streaming service in the Nordic region.”

MTG has over 50 original scripted projects in the pipeline. ‘The Lawyer’; ‘Stella Blómkvist’; ‘ALEX’; ‘Couple Thinkers’; ‘Occupied’; ‘Hassel’; ‘Peppy Pals’; ‘Superswede’; ‘Veni Vidi Vici’; seasons one and two of ‘Swedish Dicks’; and season one of ‘The Great Escape’ have already premiered. Recently commissioned originals include ‘Four Hands Menu’; ‘Rig 45’; ‘Hidden’; ‘Wisting’; ‘Pro’s and Con’s’; ‘Straight Forward’; and ‘Conspiracy of Silence’.

MTG’s originals are increasingly reaching global audiences. During 2017, ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ premiered on premium US streaming service Hulu; ‘Swedish Dicks’ premiered on Pop TV in the US; ‘Black Lake’ was picked up by BBC Four and AMC Networks-backed Shudder; and ‘Superswede’ was acquired for global distribution by IM Global Television.

MTG at MIPTV 2018

MTG’s content production and distribution businesses will exhibit at MIPTV in Cannes, France on 9-12 April 2018. Other activities include:

  • Saturday 7 April: Craig Ferguson nominated for Best Host of a Television Format 2018 at 2018 International Format Awards for the Viaplay series ‘Couple Thinkers’
  • Sunday 8 April: Merrily Ross, MTG VP of Formats, participates in the panel ‘New Ways to Get from Paper to Broadcast’, Esterel, Palais 5, Palais des Festivals, CET 09:00
  • Monday 9 April: Preview screening of ‘Conspiracy of Silence’, Auditorium A, Palais 3, Palais des Festivals, CET 15:45

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