Beta Film was set to benefit from the red-carpet launch at Canneseries (March 27-April 1st) of the Norwegian period drama Atlantic Crossing and Swedish YA series Cryptid

Justus Riesenkampff, Executive Vice President Beta Film said: “Atlantic Crossing and Cryptid were due to world premiere at Canneseries. The status quo is that they will premiere within the competition of Canneseries, which has been pushed to MIPCOM in October. That the MIPTV is not taking place will not refrain us from offering them to buyers. We at Beta are adapting to the situation in creating a virtual market place for our content,” told the sales executive to  At today’s Beta Film virtual brunch, buyers are provided with a personalised link to have access to the Beta Brunch trailer and live introduction from CEO Jan Mojto. 

NRK’s lavish period drama and reality-inspired Atlantic Crossing starring Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan and Tobias Santelmann was co-produced by Beta Film, with SVT and DR. The eight-part series is scheduled to air on NRK early 2021. 

Produced by Beta Film’s part-owned Dramacorp for Viaplay, Cryptid is a YA horror short series billed as ‘Lord of the Flies meets Skam’. In the title roles are Julius Fleischanderl, Maja Johanna Englander and Astrid Morberg. The show is set to premiere on NENT Group’s streamer Viaplay later this year. 

Other major European shows on Beta Film’s line up include the German WW2 drama The Turncoat from Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger, just acquired by Nordic pubcasters DR, Yle, NRK and SVT, the Spanish thriller La Unidad, Italian youth drama Sea Beyond, and Russian dramedy 257 Reasons to Live.

Beta Film will also unveil first pictures of the event Russian thriller Dead Mountain-The Dyatlov Pass Incident and Spanish drama Tell Me Who I am among others.