MIPCOM: Norwegian Drama 'Mammon' Sells Wide
Fox previously picked up the U.S. remake rights to the political thriller
International networks have jumped on Norwegian political thriller Mammon, with channels across Europe and the Asia Pacific region snatching up rights ahead of next month's MIPCOM TV market in Cannes.
Among others, sales outfit Beta Film has inked deals for Mammon in Germany with public broadcaster ARD Degeto and home entertainment group Polyband; in Australia and New Zealand with pay-TV group Sky, free-to-air network SBS and Roadshow for home video rights; and with public broadcaster ORF in Austria. Norwegian and other Scandinavian projects have drawn much attention in recent years amid the success of The Bridge and other dramas.
Beta is also close to a French pay-TV deal for the series, which is produced by Norwegian public broadcaster NHK.
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Created by brothers Vegard and Gjermund Eriksen and directed by Cecilie Mosli, Mammon follows Peter, an investigative journalist who uncovers evidence of financial fraud involving the country's elite.
Channel 4 has previously picked up U.K. rights to Mammon, and 20th Century Fox Television optioned the U.S. remake rights to the Norwegian drama.