Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Scandi-NZ TV Crime Drama 'Straight Forward' in The Works

Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works

TVNZ has added Straight Forward, an ambitious global co-production, to its 2018 line-up. Partnering with production companies and broadcasters in Denmark and US, this marks TVNZ’s furthest-reaching international co-production to date.

Bringing together New Zealand’s stunning scenery with Scandinavia’s reputation for crime-noir, Straight Forward promises to be an unmissable television event. Filmed in Queenstown and Copenhagen, the eight-part series follows a Danish woman’s attempts to leave her criminal past behind her by moving to a small New Zealand town.

Cate Slater, TVNZ Director of Content says “Straight Forward is an exciting TVNZ co-production that blends the very best of local and international drama. Co-productions are giving us the ability to tell our stories on a global stage. We’re excited to bring New Zealand viewers their own Nordic-noir packed with thrills and twisted with home-grown flavour.”

Straight Forward is a Viaply original drama developed by Screentime New Zealand with partners Mastiff Denmark both Banijay Group companies.

Created by award-winning writer, John Banas (Resolve, Dear Murderer), the 8 x 1 hour series will be co-produced by TVNZ, along with Scandinavian streaming service, Viaplay and in association with Acorn Media Enterprises and Acorn TV, the leading North American streaming service for world-class television.

Philly de Lacey, Screentime Chief Executive Officer says “ We are incredibly excited about this sexy, edgy international crime caper. The international nature of the story works naturally as a co-production and we’re delighted to partner with Mastiff to realise John’s wonderful scripts. The series will keep viewers glued to their screens as they wait to see just what protagonist Robyn Forward will do next…”

TVNZ will be the first to bring Straight Forward to New Zealand audiences and the worldwide premiere will be on Viaplay’s streaming service in 2018. Acorn Media Enterprises and Banijay Rights will hold rights and distribute in other territories.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Estère At San Fran

Appearing at Wellington's San Fran to promote her new single, Calculated Risk, the local musician sutured together a highly impressive set of syncopated soul beats, weaving a brilliant dance cloth of iridescent splendour.More>>

Back On The Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Wins Over Spirit

In March, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeal upheld an original jury finding that Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven did not infringe copyright in Spirit’s 1968 song Taurus. Michael Skidmore, who had filed the suit in 2014 as trustee of the ... More>>


Amazon Original: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - Trailer And Launch Date

OFFICIAL TRAILER: “BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM: DELIVERY OF PRODIGIOUS BRIBE TO AMERICAN REGIME FOR MAKE BENEFIT ONCE GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN” Film to Launch Globally on October 23rd Exclusively on Amazon Prime Video... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland