PRESS RELEASE

Paris, February 27th 2018

NEWEN DISTRIBUTION AQUIRES NORDIC CRIME SERIES

THE SUSPECTS   

Newen Distribution, the distribution arm of Newen (TF1 Group) has  secured the global sales rights to the thrilling crime series THE SUSPECTS (10×45’) produced by Nordic firm Monday Scripted AS and commissioned by MTGTV In Norway for TV3.

Showrunner Ole Endresen and producer Lasse Hallberg of THE SUSPSECTS have previously worked together respectively as director and executive producer on the critically acclaimed dramedy LILYHAMMER starring Steven Van Zandt (The Sopranos). THE SUSPECTS is set to be officially launched at MIPCOM later this year (TBC).

With this first partnership with Monday Prodution AS with its subsidiary scripted branch Monday Scripted AS, Newen Distribution reinforces its strategy of acquisitions as a key international distributor.

We are delighted to be partnering with Monday on bringing such a unique series as THE SUSPECTS to the international audiences. It’s a thrilling crime series that will hook viewers with strong characters, sharp dialogues and ingenious twist” said Malika Abdellaoui, Managing Director Newen Distribution.

 “We are very happy having Newen Distribution on board on this project and grateful for their enthusiasm for the series that we believe will catch a great audience for the Norwegian broadcaster TV3 and MTGTV Norway who has supported both Ole and me to be able to launch our first complete series from our new company Monday Scripted” said Lasse Hallberg.

THE SUSPECTS (10×45’) :

Lead investigator Stephanie Paulsen fights to solve the mass execution of an unusual group of people who never should have been in the same room, where her secret lover, undercover agent Bo is involved. With four suspects and a mentally unstable witness, Stephanie has to figure out which one of them is telling the truth in this very heated and intricate case involving sensitive information with potentially dire consequences for the Justice Department as well as the entire police force, if discovered by the press.

ABOUT NEWEN DISTRIBUTION :

Newen Distribution the distribution arm of NeweN (TF1 Group), is determined to promote the 6000 hours of programs in its catalog. Its editorial line is clearly defined: programs of quality that unite viewers and attract large audiences. NeweN Distribution thus meets the demands of the market by offering the best French productions in all genres. DRAMA, ANIMATION, FACTUAL, FORMATS produced by the NeweN group (Telfrance group, 17 Juin Media, Capa, Production Valley) but also by external independent producers (Cinétévé, Mascaret Films, Rendez-vous, Little big, Label Anim, Label Image, Gazelle & Cie…) make up a rich and diversified catalog.

ABOUT MONDAY SCRIPTED AS:

Monday Scripted AS is a part of Monday Group Norway led by Monday Production AS which is the biggest independent producer in Norway and in addition includes the companies, Monday Sport AS, Norsk Fjernsyn AS, Teddy TV AS, Feelgood Scene, Film and TV and the stage and talent management companies Feelgood Scene and iStage AS.

The group have created originally shows in scripted comedy drama, factual entertainment, reality shows, international documentaries and documentary series. Several of both the scripted and non scripted formats has been produced in many territories outside Norway. Monday are also the biggest sports producer for several medihouses and broadcasters in Norway including the major fotball league and the Olympic Games in PyeongChang in South Korea.

http://www.newendistribution.com/

CONTACTS PRESSE

Karine Zimeray / + 33 6 09 15 65 14 / kzimeray@kbzcorporate.com

Sandra Tricot / + 33 6 65 85 85 65 / stricot@kbzcorporate.com