CHANNEL 4’S WALTER PRESENTS SECURES HOTTEST SCANDI DRAMA OF 2017

CHANNEL 4’S WALTER PRESENTS SECURES HOTTEST SCANDI DRAMA OF 2017

Channel 4’s Walter Presents, the UK’s critically acclaimed foreign-language drama service has acquired the hotly anticipated Nordic Noir drama VALKYRIEN from boutique financier and distributor About Premium Content (APC). The series will premiere on Channel 4 in 2017, following which all episodes will be exclusively available on Walter Presents.

Produced by Norwegian indie Tordenfilm for NRK, this 8 part-high concept series revolves around an illegal hospital, hidden in an Oslo underground station. It tells the story of a physician who fakes his terminally ill wife’s death but keeps her secretly alive in an induced coma, whilst he desperately tries to find a cure for her illness. To finance his endeavours, he’s forced to make alliances with the criminal world and treat a variety of patients who need to stay off the grid.

Walter Iuzzolino the curator for the eponymous service says:

How far would you go to save the one you love? VALKYRIEN is a totally unique thriller which raises the quality bar and totally redefines standards of excellence for European scripted drama. The high calibre of the cast and stunning production values make this THE must have show of the year.

Laurent Boissel, Joint CEO and Co-Founder at APC says:

Walter Presents is rapidly establishing itself as a major platform for quality drama. We are excited that they and Channel 4 have picked up this new high end drama, exposing it to a wide reaching audience in the UK.’

VALKYRIEN is scheduled to launch on NRK in January 2017 and has already sold to broadcasters throughout Scandinavia. About Premium Content, a Nevision company, is handling worldwide distribution with the support of newly launched TV rights transaction platform TRX in some territories in Eastern Europe and Asia.

For further information, please contact:

Lily Sida-Murray Tel: +44 (0) 20 36426800 or email lily@globalseriesnetwork.com

Janet Balmforth Tel: +44 (0) 7748 185656 or email janet@ddablueprint.com

 

Note to Editors:

WALTER PRESENTS is a FREE video-on-demand service in the UK showcasing the very best foreign-language drama from around the world. Launched in January with already 15million streams under its belt, the service is an exclusive between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, founded and managed by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. The two partners plan to rollout WALTER PRESENTS in a number of other TV markets in 2017.

ABOUT PREMIUM CONTENT (APC) is headed by experienced principals Emmanuelle Guilbart and Laurent Boissel and is a boutique financing and distribution company that seeks to help independent producers and content creators in the financing of their projects, partnering with them as early as the development stage. APC is a Nevision company and has a growing slate of fiction and kids series from a range of European producers including stylish series A Very Secret Service (12×26’ Arte) and serialised procedural series Contact (8×52’ for TF1) and animated series Nanette as well as Zoli & Pokey.