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Viaplay og MGM i ny serieaftale

Viaplay og MGM International Television Production er blevet enige om en samarbejdsaftale om 6 nye engelsksprogede serier.

‘Billy the Kid’ med Tom Blyth og ‘Last Light’ med Matthew Fox er de to første projekter i det nye partnerskab.

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‘Billy the Kid’ is an epic romantic drama series from Michael Hirst (‘Vikings’) starring British actor Tom Blyth (‘Benediction’) as the famous American outlaw. The series is a co-production with EPIX Studios and MGM International Television Productions, in association with NENT Group. Otto Bathurst (‘Peaky Blinders’) is directing the first two episodes of the eight-episode first season.

Additionally, MGM and NENT Group will partner on the apocalyptic thriller ‘Last Light’, in association with Peacock. Based on Alex Scarrow’s best-selling novel of the same name and originated by Viaplay Studios, Make It Happen Studio and REinvent, ‘Last Light’ tells the story of a family fighting to survive in a world suddenly thrown into chaos.

The five-episode series stars and is executive produced by Emmy®-nominee Matthew Fox (‘Lost’), alongside star and three-time Emmy®-nominee Joanne Froggatt (‘Liar’; ‘Downton Abbey’). Dennie Gordon (‘Jack Ryan’) is directing the entire series and serving as executive producer. Patrick Massett and John Zinman (‘The Blacklist’) serve as showrunners and executive producers.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer: “Viaplay will soon be available in at least 16 markets and unique storytelling is a key part of our expansion strategy. We are proud of our long-term partnership with MGM and that we are now working together to co-produce series with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Series like ‘Billy the Kid’ and ‘Last Light’ show the scale of our ambitions and will help put Viaplay on the map in our latest territories even faster.”

Rola Bauer, President, MGM International Television Productions: “NENT Group’s focus on developing premium, global stories through an international lens aligns perfectly with our mission at MGM International TV Productions. Strong narratives like the epic series ‘Billy the Kid’ and ‘Last Light’, which will entertain and also address important social issues, will capture audiences’ attention worldwide, and our co-production partnership with NENT Group makes this possible.”

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