Blackwater is the story of three people’s lives that are shaped and influenced by a random incident – the killing of two tourists in a small, blue tent by a gushing river, on Midsummer’s Night. An incident that changes the destinies of the characters, for better and for worse. And which, after years of repression, is brought back to life, interfering with the lives they now lead.
The series is based on the iconic novel by Kerstin Ekman.
Original title: Händelser vid vatten. Produced by Helene Lindholm and Piv Bernth, Apple Tree Productions for SVT. Written by Maren Louise Käehne and Karin Ahrrenius and directed by Mikael Marcimain. Format: 6 x 60′. Nordic and international sales: ITVS. Premiere: January 2023.
Denmark and Faroe Islands
After receiving a mysterious message from a local activist, claiming that she is his daughter and that her life is in danger, journalist Hannis Martinsson returns home to the Faroes, only for her dead body to surface amid a local whale hunt. His search for answers soon brings him into conflict with the local police and uncovers a web of secrets in the close-knit community – but how far is he willing to go to learn the truth?
Original title: Trom. Produced by Rikke Ennis and Jón Hammer (REinvent Studios, KYK Pictures,True North) for Viaplay. Written by Torfinnur Jákupsson and Donna Sharpe. Directed by Kasper Barfoed and Davið Óskar Ólafsson. Sales by REinvent International Sales. Format 6×45’. Premiere on February 13, 2022.
Beta, a former queen of pop, now a struggling mom in a stale marriage misses the thrills of her past life. A young man becomes a part of their household and starts introducing them to flirting games that lead them down a path of lust and excitement reigniting their relationship – but also stripping the marriage to the core and threatening its entire existence.
Original title: Svo lengi sem við lifum. Produced by Hordur Runarsson and Arnbjorg Haflidadottir (Glassriver) for Channel 2 Iceland (Stöð2). Executive producers are Hans-Jørgen Osnes (Motlys) Marianne Furevold (NRK). Written by Anita Briem. Director TBD. Sales by Eccho Rights. Nordic and international sales TBA. Format 6×45’. Premier at Q1/Q2 2023.
To escape a spiral of debt, a family of four moves from Berlin to the countryside to live with their grandparents. But when the father decides that the solution to their financial woes lies in an old legend of a hidden Nazi gold train, he threatens to unearth secrets that could lead his family and the whole village to ruin. Gold Train is a high-end family drama with a mystery twist.
Original title: Goldzug. Produced by Oliver Damian (27 Films Production GmbH, Berlin). Written by Tali Barde. Directed by Matthias Lutthardt. Format 6×45’.
Presented in collaboration with Series Mania.
Two students and historic fencers travel back in time to 1661 to save a student who has been condemned to death for learning Arabic suspiciously quickly. They become immigrants in familiar places like in their home town Åbo and in Stockholm. They learn a lot about power plays and also about themselves. They find their real strengths and a mission, but are they used as puppets in a bigger scheme?
Original title: Fej. Produced and broadcaster TBC. Written by Marlon Saares. Producer TBC. Director TBC / Marlon Saares. Format 6×30′.
A young female Romani detective is sent to investigate a series of retaliations in a troubled Croatian-Romani community. After a brutal double homicide and a leaked YouTube video, the case transforms into a media frenzy and pushes the small community to the brink of explosion. Ultimately, our detective will have to choose between her integrity and the peace in the community.
Original title: Ciganin, ali najljepsi. Produced by Danijel Pek (Antitalent). Written by Maja Pek-Brünjes and Mario Kozina. Director TBA. Format 6×45′
Presented in collaboration with Cinelink, Sarajevo Film Festival.
A fictional story based on an arms deal Sweden made with Thailand in 2013, just a couple of months before the Thai government got overthrown by a military coup. The story follows three different families as their personal conflicts get mixed up in world politics.
Original title: Inom din gräns. Directed and written by Simon Elvås. Format 6×60’.
When the father dies and the mother is diagnosed with cancer, three middle-aged siblings find themselves in complex circumstances. To take joint decisions about the legacy they all feel entitled to turns out to be extremely difficult and when the oldest sibling starts to manipulate what they are to share, old wounds open up and issues that no one dared to talk about arise with dire consequences.
Original title: Heima er best. Produced by Guðný Guðjónsdóttir, Kidda Rokk and Tinna Hrafnsdóttir (Polarama, Freyja Filmwork) for Siminn. Written by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir and Ottó Geir Borg. Created and directed by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir. Format 6×50′. Premiered at Easter 2023.
In the turmoil of the collapse of East Germany, her father vanished without a trace. Her country of birth disappeared. 20 years later, in Reykjavik, a time of reckoning has begun.
Original title: Verloren. Produced by Britta Hansen and Franziska Lindner (RED PONY PICTURES, a label of Saxonia Media) for ZDF Germany. Executive Producer is Sven Sund. Written by Mikael Torfason. Directed by TBC. Format 4-6×55′.
Mariana and Samuel move to an idyllic suburb of Barcelona to raise their daughters “consciously” and become model parents. Following the suicide of the son of an admired mother in the community, the fears of the two characters will shoot them in opposite directions, moving them further away from that dreamed ideal. Have they, in their insatiable search for excellence, missed something essential?
Original title: Esto no es Suecia. Produced by Marta Baldó, Sergi Cameron and Aina Clotet (Nanouk Films, Funicular Films) for TVE. Written by Dani González and Valentina Viso. Directed by Aina Clotet and Mar Coll. Format 8×30’.
The Great Unknown is the untold story of Sally Salminen, a young woman who writes a prize-winning novel while working as a housemaid in 1930s New York City and becomes famous overnight. She returns to her home in the Åland Islands only to find her plans of settling down to write challenged by the intrusion of the press, the onset of war and falling in love with an idealistic Danish painter.
Original title: Min Ljusa Stad. Broadcaster: TBA. Produced by Tanja Rusi (Onerva Pictures). Written by Beata Harju. Directed by Inka Rusi. Format 6×56’.
Aga learns that her adopted son Lukas was stolen at birth. Together they search for the truth and discover a network that traffics Chilean children to foreign couples, which will shake the family foundations, starting with her mother, Lena.
Original title: Niños de Contrabando. Produced by María Elena Wood and Jaime Sepúlveda (MEGA Media & Maria Wood Producciones) for MEGA (Chile). Written by Camila Villagrán and María de la Luz Urriola. Directed by Matías Bize. Format 2 seasons 8×50′.
Presented in collaboration with Conecta Fiction.