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C21May iPad

NENT orders shortform supernatural show

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered a shortform supernatural thriller as its next original scripted project.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen

Cryptid (10×22′) is based on a pitch by Belgian graphic novelist Sylvain Runberg. The show will explore a series of strange events that occur after the death of a high-school student in Sweden.

Novelist Anna Jakobsson Lund is lead writer and the series will be co-directed by Daniel di Grado (Hidden) and David Berron (Black Lake).

Patrick Nebout (Midnight Sun) and Mia Sohlman (Hamilton) are producing for Stockholm-based Dramacorp, along with NENT Group’s Fredrik Ljungberg. Hadis Jabbari (The Lawyer) will coproduce, with filming starting in Finland in August.

The show is slated to premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region in early 2020.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, NENT Group exec VP and head of content, said: “Our storytelling is now redrawing the landscape again with a whole new genre – Nordic comic noir.

“Cryptid is a first-of-its-kind shortform series that blends the rich palette and imagery of the graphic novel with a tense and intelligent drama. This series will bring the art of the supernatural thriller to new heights – and viewers to the edge of their seats.”

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