Sony inks remake deal with Cosmo Film
Editor | 28-09-2013
More Scandinavian creative long ships are setting sail for the US as Sony has signed a remake deal with Copenhagen production house Cosmo Film for hit series Park Road.
Scandinavian dramas are hit stuff right now as the success of subtitled original dramas Wallander, The Killing, The Bridge and Borgen in the UK have driven US remakes of The Killing and The Bridge which FOX International Channels (FIC) has just picked up the exclusive second season pay-TV rights for.
Written by Mette Heeno and produced by Mie Andreasen, Park Road (Laerkevej) is an ensemble story featuring the lives of the residents of the fictional eponymous street each of whom has a fatal secret. It was first aired on Danish Broadcaster TV2, lasting for two seasons and also had a theatrical feature released across Denmark in 2012. Park Road was made with support from the Danish Film Institute with TV2 distributing locally, and LevelK handling world-wide distribution.
“We are thrilled and honoured by this opportunity – especially with Robin and Mitch attached whom we find extremely talented. This is confirming the international potential of Danish TV drama”, said Cosmo Films co-owner Rasmus Thorsen.
The deal also incorporates eOne as production partner and NBC as official US broadcaster.