March 16, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
The nerve-racking eight-part crime thriller BELOW THE SURFACE will showcase to the international market following its recent world premiere as part of the Berlinale Special Series. Created by Søren Frellesen and Jesper Malmose from an original idea by Adam Price and Jesper Malmose, the new ten-part drama series SOMETHING’S ROCKIN’ produced by SAM Productions for TV 2 Denmark, coproduced by Sweden’s TV 4, is inspired by real events and tells the fascinating story of the birth, rise and fall of Radio Mercur, a revolutionary pirate radio station founded by a small group of music-loving dreamers in the late 1950s. SOMETHING’S ROCKIN’ launched last week on Denmark’s TV2 Charlie where it set an historic viewership record for the channel. With a 23% share (audiences 3+), SOMETHING’S ROCKIN’ was the primetime winner, outperforming both TV 2 and DR.
From the UK’s RED Production Company for BBC One is TRUST ME, a four-part, character-led drama written by Dan Sefton (Mr Selfridge, The Five) and executive produced by Nicola Shindler. Set in Edinburgh, TRUST ME tells the story of Cath (Jodie Whittaker, Broadchurch), a hardworking and skilled nurse who loses her job for whistleblowing.
Combining universal themes of a complex mystery, murder and secret love, THE TEACH, the very first original production for CANAL+ Poland (NC+), is an enthralling crime thriller set in the beautiful Polish woodlands of Dobrowice. From renowned Italian director Carmine Elia (Il Sistema) comes LA PORTA ROSSA, a 12-part intriguing crime thriller for RAI 2 with a supernatural twist, starring Lino Guanciale (L’allieva), Gabriella Pession (Crossing Lines) and Valentina Romani (Un bacio). In a building on the outskirts of town, Police Commissioner Cagliostro (Guanciale) takes in the scene before him: a man lies dead on the floor.