Channel 4 adds more Nordic Noir for UK with Mammon
Editor | 15-01-2014
Aiming to satisfy the UK's increasing demand for edgy Scandinavian drama, the country's fourth largest broadcaster, Channel 4, has acquired the UK premiere broadcast rights to NRK Drama's Mammon.
A new six-part drama made in-house by NRK Drama for the Norwegian channel, Mammon is said to be an "intricate and compelling thriller about greed and the murky underbellies of finance, politics and journalism." Produced by Vegard Stenberg Eriksen the series is based on an original idea by his brother Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen, who also wrote the screenplay.
"With its compelling blend of political conspiracies and industry intrigue, and its examination of the damaging effects of chasing the story at all costs, Mammon is a complex, gripping and timely drama. We're thrilled to be bringing it to a UK audience," commented Channel 4 chief creative officer, Jay Hunt.
"This deal with Channel 4, known for the high quality of its drama output, confirms what we felt from the moment NRK unveiled Mammon – that this is a brilliant, complex and compelling series with the potential to become a global hit. In Norway, Mammon is attracting huge audiences, pulling in some of NRK's highest ever ratings for a crime series. We have every confidence that UK viewers will respond with equal enthusiasm," added Espen Huseby, CEO of Nordic World.
Mammon premiered in Norway in January 2014 and will air on the More4 channel in 2014.