20th Century Fox’s hit drama This Is Us is being adapted for the Netherlands.
Dutch scripted producer NL Film, part of Endemol Shine Netherlands, is to create a 16-episode local version of the show, which has landed multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominations (and for Sterling K. Brown, wins of both).
Entitled Dit Zijn Wij, the drama will focus on couple Anna (Fockeline Ouwerkerk) and Johan (Vincent van der Valk) and Katja (Esmée van Kampen), Kasper (Kay Greidanus) and Edgar (Romano Haynes), as they search for love and fulfillment. It will be written by Inge Nirvana and Pauline van Mantgem and directed by Mark de Cloe and Simone van Dusseldorp. Production will commence this summer for broadcast later this year on Dutch network KRO-NCRV.
“This is Us is a super smart, beautifully crafted, life-affirming drama with a brilliant universal premise,” said Kaja Wolffers, creative director of NL Film. “We can’t wait for viewers to meet the characters and for NL Film and KRO-NCRV, their ideal home, to take them on their own journey. We hope Dutch audiences take them into their hearts as audiences have with the original.”
The original U.S. version, created by Dan Fogelman and starring Brown alongside Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley is now in its third series in the U.S.
Recent NL Film productions include The Resistance Banker, which has sold to Netflix; Floor Rules, which is broadcast in Germany, Belgium, France, French-speaking Africa, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland; Emmy award-winning series’ Rhubarb; and Casper and the Christmas Angels, as well as Penoza, which is currently being adapted as a feature-length film.
Endemol Shine Netherlands scripted hits also include The Oldenheim Twelve, which has now sold in Russia, Japan and to Acorn TV in the U.S. and is in production for a second series for RTL4.
Forthcoming non-English language scripted series across Endemol Shine Group include Ce soir-là from France (France 2), The Ibis Trilogy from India and the U.K., Norway’s Beforeigners (HBO Europe), Sweden’s Beartown (HBO Europe), Spain’s The Idhun Memories (Netflix), Germany’s second series of Dark (Netflix) as well as recent Spanish hits Cathedral of the Sea (Antena 3/ TV3/Netflix) and Matadero (Antena 3), France’s Insoupconnable (TF1) and Guyanne (Canal+), Italy’s While I Was Away (Rai 1) and Poland’s Our Century (TVP1).