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AMC Networks’ SVOD service, Sundance Now, has signed a deal with Scandinavia’s DRG to co-produce true crime drama The Oslo Killing together with Discovery Networks Norway and Norwegian production group Monster.
The six-part miniseries will look at the unsolved murder of Anni Nielsen Iranzo, who was found at her home in Oslo, Norway in 1974 brutally beaten and strangled to death. Initially, the police focused their investigation on Anni’s husband, a Spanish diplomat with shady connections. However, claims by Anni’s four-year-old daughter, Maria, that she saw a woman with her mother, led authorities to the wealthy American Minna Treadwell Thompson, who was having an affair with Anni’s husband. Since then, Norwegian police have been trying, unsuccessfully, to extradite Thompson from the U.S.
The series will follow Maria’s journey around the world to find out the truth of her mother’s murder and to find justice.
“This extraordinary true story is packed with fascinating characters, political intrigue, jealousy, revenge and, at its core, the heartbreaking story of a woman trying to seek justice for her mother’s murder more than 40 years later,” said Jan Diedrichsen, the general manager of SundanceTV and Sundance Now.
Sundance Now will premiere The Oslo Killing next year on its service in North America, the U.K., Ireland, and German-speaking Europe.
The Oslo Killing is a further move into true crime for Sundance. Earlier this year, SundanceTV partnered with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse on the unscripted true crime series No One Saw a Thing.
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