Finland will be present in full force at Fontainebleau’s European Series summit, with six series and a special presentation from Yle Drama.
As always Serie Series (June 30-July 3) will be offering a wide platform to series from the Nordic region, and nearly 20 Nordic TV dramas specialists will take centre stage to introduce their works - either finished, in production or post-production.
Jarmo Lampela, Head of Drama at the Finnish public broadcaster Yle will be unveiling his upcoming line-up on Friday July 3rd, together with executive producer Suvi Mansnerus and Executive Producer-Young Adult Drama Hyppe Salmi.
Two brand new projects in works in progress, produced by Mediawan-owned Aito Media for Yle will be pitched by Lampela and producer Eero Hietala.
Also part of the ‘What’s Next’ section is the Finnish dystopian show The Astronauts (6x45’) to be pitched by director/co-creator Pete Riski (Bullets), The series is produced by Fire Monkey’s co-founders and producers Roope Lehtinen and Mikko Pöllä (White Wall) for Finnish leading streamer Elisa Viihde/Viaplay. Antti Pesonen (Bullets, Bordertown) serves as writer.
An American astronaut wakes up in the snowy wilderness of the Finnish Lapland. After almost freezing to death, she makes her way to a remote house where she gains access to the Internet, only to find out that almost the entire population of the planet has fallen asleep. With the help of a young boy, the astronaut must solve the mystery of what has happened to the world.
Three Nordic series are ‘In the pipeline’.
Another five Nordic series will be screening and discussed as case studies.
This year’s overall theme at Serie Series headed by Marie Barraco, will be ‘Sharing Knowledge’.
Besides Yle, broadcasters/platforms invited to present their strategy and editorial choices include Netflix Arte. BrutX, TF1, Salto, Canal+ and France Télévisions.Special guests set to give masterclasses include HBO Europe’s Steve Matthews, intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien, Israeli-US creator Ron Leshem andMs. Marvel’s head-writer Bisha K. Ali.
For the full programme, check: www.serieseries.fr