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Lionsgate preps Veni Vidi Vici US remake

Veni Vidi Vici premiered on streamer Viaplay in 2017

Veni Vidi Vici, the Nordic drama that follows a struggling Danish film director who moves into the adult entertainment industry, is set to be remade in the US.

Lionsgate Television is working with Rafael Edholm, writer, director and star of the original, to develop the show for the US and international markets along with Fredrik Lundberg for US-based HandsUp, Kim Magnusson and Madwood Studios’ Michael Flutie.

The original 10-part series, which premiered on Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group-backed streamer Viaplay in April 2017, stars Thomas Bo Larsen and has previously been sold to streamer Hulu and SBS in Australia.

The US studio will take American rights to the remake of the show, building on its relationship with NENT Group for whom it distributes the latter’s original productions Swedish Dicks, Superswede and Cold Courage worldwide.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, NENT Group’s head of content, described the show as “outrageous, unsettling and curiously touching” and said the US remake “is fantastic recognition of the Veni Vidi Vici team’s talents, the vibrant Nordic creative scene and NENT Group’s unique storytelling capabilities.”

NENT, which is due to float on Nasdaq in Stockholm on March 28 after splitting from MTG, has already seen its originals sold globally, with Swedish Dicks airing on Pop TV in the US, Black Lake on BBC4 in the UK and forthcoming series Honour sold to Belgium’s VRT.



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