Danish dramedy Rita, which last night won a Golden Nymph award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, has been greenlit for a second season.
Broadcaster TV2 has ordered another 8x43′ run of the series about a politically incorrect teacher played by Mille Dinesen, who was named outstanding actress in a drama series in Monte Carlo.
Produced by SF Film Production, Rita’s second season is currently at the writing stage, with shooting expected to begin in October. A premiere date has yet to be confirmed. The first season, which began in February, drew an average of 842,000 viewers to its Thursday night slot on TV2.
“It’s the first time this genre has worked well in Denmark,” Rita producer Karoline Leth told C21. “We’re very much into serious drama but it’s a good story. It’s a little provocative. Danish people like it a lot.”
Rita was commissioned as part of TV2′s focus on original Danish fiction, with another series, detective show Dicte, also in production.
Dicte (10x45′), produced by Miso Film, is about a divorced mother whose work as a newspaper reporter leads her to investigate crimes in the city of Aarhaus. The series is based on five novels by Danish author Elsebeth Egholm and is due to air next spring.