“Coming Next from…” offers a chance for international buyers to pick up rights for new series  coming to market. It is a unique opportunity to explore the flourishing market of European creation. This year, Series Mania will be shining the spotlight on new series from Finland, Norway and of course France.
 

 

 

COMING NEXT FROM FRANCE

Organized in collaboration with TV France International
 
 
THE MANTIS (LA MANTE)
Season 1
Format: 6×52’

Writer(s): Grégoire Demaison, Laurent Vivier / cast: Carole Bouquet, Fred Testot, Jacques Weber, Manon Azem, Frédérique Bel / producer: Septembre Productions / international distributor: AB International Distribution / broadcaster France: TF1
 
Jeanne Deber, known as “The Mantis”, a famous serious killer more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of solitary confinement and hunt down her copycat. She agrees to cooperate under one condition: to have only one interlocutor, her son Damien Carrot, who has become a cop.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
AB International Distribution
Contact Name: Marie Pourcelot
Email: ventes@groupe-ab.fr
Phone: +33 1 49 22 20 01

 
 

THE ART OF CRIME (L’ART DU CRIME)
Season 1
Format: 6×52’

Writer(s): Angèle Herry-Leclerc, Pierre-Yves Mora / cast: Nicolas Gob, Eléonore Bernheim, Philippe Duclos, Benjamin Egner / producer: Gaumont Television / international distributor: Gaumont Television / broadcaster France: France 2
 
Fired from the department of criminal investigation for disobedience, Antoine Verlay, a stubborn and hot-headed cop, joins the Office on Trafficking in Cultural Property. He teams up a renowned art historian, to solve crimes and mysteries involving French art and culture.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
Gaumont Television
Contact Name: Isabelle Degeorges
Email: isabelle.degeorges@gaumont.com
Phone: +33 1 46 43 20 81

 
 


ISKANDER (MARONI)
Season 1
Format: 4×45’

Writer(s): Aurélien Molas / cast: Stéphane Caillard, Adama Niane, Issaka Sawadogo, Jeremie Laheurte, Alex Descas / producer: Love My TV, Mademoiselle Films / international distributor: Lagardere Studios Distribution / broadcaster France: Arte
 
Rookie cop Chloé is transferred to the Cayenne precinct of French Guiana where she’s partnered with Dialo, a local cop with a troubled history. Despite their mutual dislike, they’ll have to team up to solve the brutal murder of a couple.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
Lagardère Studios Distribution
Contact Name: Marie-Hélène Briand
Email: mariehelene.briand@lagardere-studios.com

 
 

JUST ONE LOOK (JUSTE UN REGARD)
Season 1
Format: 6×52’

Writer(s):  Patrick Renault, Aude Marcle, Sophie Hiet, Kristel Mudry, Sébastien Vitoux, Mehdi Ouahab, adapted from the best-selling novel by Harlan Coben / cast: Virginie Ledoyen, Thierry Neuvic, Arthur Jugnot, Thierry Fremont / producer: Sydney Gallonde, VAB Productions / international distributor: TF1 Studio / broadcaster France: TF1
 
What if the man you married fifteen years ago wasn’t who you thought he was?  For Eva, it took just one look at an old photo to turn her whole world upside down. Suddenly, her husband Bastien disappears.  Eva has only one thing left in mind:  find him at all costs.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
TF1 Studio
Contact Name: Marie Carmen Rami Sanchez
Email: mcrami@tf1.fr

 
 

LOUIS(E)! A DAD LIKE NO OTHER (LOUIS(E))
Season 1
Format: pilot of 2×52’

Writer(s): Fabienne Lesieur, Thomas Perrier / cast: Claire Nebout, Héléna Noguerra, Jean-Michel Tinivelli / producer: Cineteve / international distributor: TF1 Studio / broadcaster France: TF1
 
Their father just became the girl next door. Agnes is celebrating her son’s eighth birthday, when a new neighbor, Louis(e), moves into the house across the street. Louise is Agnes’ ex-husband. She left her seven years earlier to fulfill her true identity and become a woman. Today, Louis(e) is determined to win back her children’s  hearts.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
TF1 Studio
Contact Name: Marie Carmen Rami Sanchez
Email: mcrami@tf1.fr
 

 

 

 

COMING NEXT FROM FINLAND

Organized in collaboration with Audiovisual Finland

 

 

DEADWIND
Season 1
Format: 12×50’

Writer(s): Rike Jokela, Jari Olavi Rantala, Kirsi Porkka / cast: Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen, Tommi Korpela, Jani Volanen, Riku Nieminen, Pamela Tola, Pirjo Lonka, Jonna Järnefelt / producer: Dionysos Films / international distributor: About Premium Content / stage of the project: In production
 
A highly thrilling and emotional Nordic Crime series that combines the murder investigation of a young woman with the personal drama of the main character – Detective Sofia Karppi, who has just lost her husband and has been left alone with two children to care for.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company: About Premium Content
Contact Name: Marion Duclos
Email: marion.duclos@aboutpremiumcontent.com
Phone: +33 1 85 08 70 22

 

 

HARD DIPLOMACY
Season 1
Format: 10×45’

Writer(s): Mikko Pöllä / cast: tba / producer: Fire Monkey Ltd. / international distributor: Available / stage of the project: In development, Pilot script available
 
A rogue U.S. ambassador and a shady Finnish engineering genius plan to make a fortune with an illegal data collection device but their partnership is too explosive to work – literally.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
Fire Monkey Ltd.
Contact Name: Roope Lehtinen
Email: roope@firemonkey.tv
Phone: +358 41 590 007

 

 

THE BARRICADE
Season 1
Format: 12×50’

Writer(s): Nina Laurio, Tatiana Elf, Anna Brotkin / cast: tba / producer: Solar Films Inc. / international distributor: tba / stage of the project: In development
 
A group of women forms an underground Home Guard group in a notorious neighborhood in provincial Finland. To maintain order, they employ increasingly radical methods. Ending up on the brink of morality, they become enemies of their own personal values. How far can they go to protect their loved ones?
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
Solar Films Inc.
Contact Name: Nina Laurio
Email: nina.laurio@solarfilms.com
Phone: +358 50 336 6393

 

 

THE EMPEROR
Season 1
Format: 10×50’  

Writer(s): Antti Pesonen / cast: tbd / producer: Vertigo Production / international distributor: Federation Entertainment / stage of the project: In development
 
The Emperor is based on the true story of celebrated hero cop Jari Aarnio, who busted dozens of prominent drug lords. Now the veteran drug squad chief is in prison himself, accused of smuggling 1,000 kg of hashish into Finland with the help of the notorious leader of the United Brotherhood.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company: Federation Entertainment
Contact Name: Lionel Uzan
Email: lionel.uzan@fedent.com
Phone: +33 1 84 25 02 70

 

 

THE PEACEMAKER
Season 1
Format: 10×52’

Writer(s): Original story by Johanna Enäsuo and Eriikka Etholen / cast: tba / producer: MRP Matila Röhr Productions / international distributor: Available / stage of the project: In development
 
The Peacemaker is a 10-episode drama series about a team of peacemakers who are sent to resolve international conflicts, but who must face even scarier opponents: their own unresolved pasts.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
MRP Matila Röhr Productions
Contact Name: Johanna Enäsuo
Email: johanna.enasuo@matilarohr.com
Phone: +358 40 8415567

 

 

THE SANDS OF SARASVATI
Season 1
Format: 8-10×60’
Writer(s)
: Brendan Foley / cast: tba / producer: Luminoir / international distributor: TBA
Stage of the project: In development
 
One team, one task – to halt a single climate change event about to destroy the world. By using clues from ancient history and the tools of modern science, the S.O.S. team starts to advance their cause as their personal lives go further off the rails.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company
: Luminoir
Contact name: Markku Flink
Email: markku@luminoir.fi
Phone: +358 40 5166 504
 

 

 

 

COMING NEXT FROM NORWAY

Organized in conjunction with the Norwegian Film Institute
 

 

GRENSELAND
Season 1
Format: 8×45’
Creators:
Megan Gallagher, Alexander Opsahl / writer(s): Megan Gallagher, Bjørn Ekeberg and more. / cast: Tobias Santelmann, Ellen Dorrit Petersen / producer: Monster Scripted / international distributor: DRG
 
An honest cop decides to break the law to save his brother´s children and is dragged down a slippery slope of justifiable crimes with increasingly unjustifiable consequences.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
DRG International
Contact Name:  non (world pre sold for international distribution)

 

 

HOMEGROUND
Season 1
Format: 10×45′

Writer(s): Johan Fasting (creator), Christian Almerud Owe, Linn-Jeanethe Kyed and Erlend Loe
/ cast: Ane Dahl Torp, John Carew, Axel Bøyum, Emma Bones / producer: Motlys / international distributor: TBA
 
When Helena Mikkelsen is given the reins to a struggling small-town football club, she becomes the first ever woman to coach a top division men’s team. In her fight for the club’s survival she must stand her ground against hateful players, abusive fans and a rampant media turning her every move into front page news.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
NRK
Contact Name: Yngve Sæther
Email: yngve@motlys.com
Phone: +47 92409710

 

 

MATCH
Season 1
Format: 20×14’
Writer(s)
: Martin Lund and Torkhild Schrumpf / cast: Herbert Nordrum, Fredrik Stee, Martin Lund, Eline Grødal, Nader Khademi / producer: Ape & Bjørn / international distributor: Red Arrow
 
Stian is a 20-something guy with twenty-something guy problems. The only thing different about him are the sports presenters giving a running commentary on every aspect of his life. He can’t see them but they can see him, and they are more than ready whenever Stian has to tackle a challenge.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
Red Arrow International
Contact Name: Nicholas Douglas-Home
Email: nicholas.douglas-home@redarrowinternational.tv
Phone: +49 151 44165864

 

 

MONSTER
Season 1
Format: 7×55′
Writer(s)
: Hans Christian Storrøsten, Anne Sewitsky / cast: Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Jakob Oftebro, Bjørn Sundquist, Gørild Mauseth / producer: NRK / international distributor: DRG
 
Set in a brooding landscape in Norway, «Monster» is a stylish drama about an investigation spinning out of control. After several murders are committed, two detectives must fight themselves in order not to become the monster they are pursuing.
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
DRG (Digital Rights Group)
Contact Name: Noel Hedges
Email: N.Hedges@drg.tv
Phone: +44 7771 913952

 

 

OCCUPIED
Season 2
Format : 8×45’
Writer(s)
: Karianne Lund, Ståle Stein Berg og Erik Skjoldbjærg / cast: Ane Dahl Torp, Henrik Mestad, Eldar Skar, Janne Heltberg / producer: Yellowbird / international distributor: Banijay Rights
 
In season two of Occupied, Norwegian oil is still in the hands of Russia, leading to a governmental crisis that nobody wants to be in charge of and the conflict spreading to an increasingly unstable Europe. Who can you really trust?
 
SALES CONTACT
Company:
 Banijay Rights
Contact Name:  Gudny Hummelvoll and Marianne Gray
Email: gudny@hummelfilm.no/marianne.gray@yellowbird.se
Phone: + 47 9099 58 69/ +46 70 87179 24