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RÚV, Arte’s Icelandic drama Blackport sails to North America, Europe, Australia

Vesturport and Turbine Studios’ Icelandic period drama Blackport

Broadcasters and streamers in North America, Europe and Australia have picked up award-winning Icelandic period drama Blackport, which debuted in the Nordic country last December.

Produced by Reykjavik-based prodco Vesturport and Turbine Studios for Arte (France) and RÚV (Iceland), the 8×52’ series has been acquired by streamer Topic in the US and Canada, SBS in Australia, AMC Networks International Southern Europe in Spain and Portugal, RTS in Switzerland and TG4 in Ireland.

The show, which About Premium Content (APC) unveiled to international buyers at MipTV this year, was previously pre-sold to pubcasters DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden and YLE in Finland.

Created by Gísli Örn Garðarsson (Ragnarok), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Trapped, Fortitude) and Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir (Prisoners & The Valhalla Murders), the show is set in in the 1980s in a small Icelandic fishing village. It follows a married couple who build a fishing empire but end up corrupted by the power it brings.


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