Premium television network HBO Nordic has secured Pay TV and SVOD rights to Red Arrow International’s “100 Code” for Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. Iceland’s 365 Media has also acquired Pay TV rights for the series, and MTG has bought Free TV rights for Denmark.
Developed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco (“Crash”, “Million Dollar Baby”), the series features Hollywood star Dominic Monaghan (“Lost”) as NYPD detective Conley who travels to Sweden to investigate a string of shocking murders. In Stockholm, he is paired with Swedish cop Eklund, played by Michael Nyqvist (“The Millennium Series”). Moresco also directs several episodes.
“100 Code” has been developed by Red Arrow Entertainment’s LA-based scripted arm, Fabrik Entertainment (“The Killing”), and is produced by 100 Code AB and Zen Productions (“The Bible Code”). Klaus Zimmermann serves as Executive Producer alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin and Mikkel Bondesen, and Moresco. Joakim Hansson is Producer. The series is produced for Kanal 5 in Sweden and marks Sky Deutschland’s first co-production.
“We are very excited about ‘100 Code’, and incredibly happy to be able to present it as an exclusive premiere to our subscribers across the Nordic countries. It is set in Sweden with a mainly Swedish cast headed by excellent actor Mikael Nyqvist, but the US writer Bobby Moresco (famous for feature film ‘Crash’) and the American detective played by Dominic Monaghan lends a distinct international flavor to the project and sets it apart from other local series in this genre”, says Line Mykland, EVP Programming, Operations & Technology HBO Nordic.
Johanna Margret Gisladottir, director of TV at 365 Media: “365 Media is very excited to secure the rights for ‘100 Code’ in Iceland next fall, Icelanders are always interested in crime series both American and Scandinavion so we believe ‘100 Code’ will be a great addition to our programming. ”
Jakob Mejlhede, Senior Vice President Acquisitions & Programming, MTG says “Both English and Nordic language crime is very popular with Danish viewers. The plot has great potential and both actors are instantly recognisable, so we’re very delighted to have secured it for our Free TV channels in Denmark.”
Tim Gerhartz, Senior Acquisitions and Sales Manager for Scandinavia at Red Arrow International says “‘100 Code’ is top notch Scandi-crime with an American spin! With its outstanding talent on and off camera, ‘100 Code’ is absolute must see TV for crime lovers – I’m really excited about the series launch in the Nordics in early 2015.”