Exclusive-The high end Finnish drama produced by Fisher King Production is set to air on YLE this Sunday.
The 11x52’ series has been sold by Federation Entertainment to Sky Deutschland for Germany, Canalplay for France, VRT for Belgium and several other deals are in negotiation according to producer Matti Halonen.
First launched at MIPDrama screenings last spring, the Finnish show received very positive feedback from world broadcasters and is now set to premiere on YLE on October 16.
The Nordic noir/family drama created by Mikko Oikkonen stars Ville Virtanen as detective Kari Sorjonen who moves his family to a small town on the Finnish/Russia border in a quest for a quiet life. But he soon finds himself on the trail of a serial killer.
Season 2 is already in development for YLE and Halonen expects to go into production in 2017. “The financing is going well, thanks to the great first season and fantastic work of Federation’s sales team.”
The Paris/L.A. based financing and distribution outfit will continue to sell the Finnish show at MIPCOM.