APC STUDIO’S HIT NORDIC THRILLER ALEX SEASON 2 GOES GLOBAL
Season 3 of Viaplay’s ratings-winning drama in development (Paris 3 July 2019)
Boutique co-producer and distributor APC Studios has signed a raft of key broadcast deals for the second season of its Nordic thriller Alex, produced by SF Studios and Nevision for Viaplay. The series has been a runaway success for Viaplay garnering a huge following since it launched on the Swedish network.
Speaking on the success of season 2 of Alex, Fredrik Ljunberg, SVP Originals at Viaplay said: “After a first season that launched last year as one of the very best “Viaplay Originals” ever, Alex season 2 is already delivering an impressive viewing performance, establishing it as one of the most solid and attractive titles on our service.”
A third season of the hit drama series is currently in development for Viaplay.
Amazon Prime Video (France), Walter Presents for the UK, Australia and New Zealand, MHZ (USA), ProSiebenSat1.Media.SE (Germany), UPC (Switzerland), Ale Kino+ (Poland), Elisa/My Nordic TV (China), STOD (Iceland) and Green Narae Media (South Korea) have all picked up the rights to the second 6 x 44’ episodes of the fast-paced thriller which has been one of Viaplay’s most viewed series to date since it launched in November 2017.
Starring Dragomir Mrsic (Easy Money, Edge of Tomorrow), Alex is a nail-biting thriller with engaging characters inhabiting a world where the boundaries between right and wrong, cop or criminal, have long been blurred. At the end of season 1, Alex’s world totally fell apart. He saved his son from the mafia but paid a heavy price. His wife left him and he got sent to jail for killing a police officer.
Surviving as an ex-cop in a high-security is no easy task. His only chance might very well be to join the gangs he fought in his other life. But when his ex-partner Frida comes to him and offers to reduce his sentence in exchange for becoming an undercover informant, hope reignites in Alex. His family needs him, especially his son Simon, who is taking a wrong path in life. Maybe he still has a shot at redemption? Alex’s resolve and character is put to the test once again as he gets caught into a complex game, where everyone, including the police, tries to play him and danger is always lurking.
The series is based on an original idea from Dragomir Mrsic and Mikael Cross. Lead script writer is Frans Wiklund with Alain Darborg directing.
Alex is produced by SF Studios, producers Nicklas Wikström Nicastro (Academy Award® nominated A Man Called Ove) and Niklas Larsson and co-produced with Gothenburg based producer Film i Väst and UK based producer Nevision for Viaplay. The series is distributed internationally by APC Studios and by Lumière in the Benelux area.
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Notes to Editors:
APC Studios is headed by experienced principals Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel and is a leading independent production and distribution company that partners with global content creators to develop and finance projects from inception to international distribution. APC has built a curated slate of English-language and local-language fiction from a range of global producers all over the world including hit drama Keeping Faith (BBC/S4C), Gigantes (Telefonica Studios), Alex (Viaplay), stylish series A Very Secret Service (Arte), Valkyrien, Young and Promising (NRK) and crime thriller The Forest (France Televisions). APC also has a quality slate of top-tier factual programmes and has a children’s division APC Kids which houses its own production company Zephyr Animation.