Munich, December 15, 2015. Red Arrow International is to distribute new psychological crime thriller “Case”, produced by Sagafilm for Channel 2 Iceland.
The 9 x 1 hour series is the latest drama from acclaimed Icelandic director Baldvin Z (“Trapped”, “Life in a Fishbowl”) and stars Magnús Jónsson, Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir and Steinun Ólína Þórsteinsdóttir. “Case” is written by Andri Óttarsson and Þorleifur Örn Arnarson.
“Case” premiered in October on Channel 2 in Iceland dominating TV ratings with an 80% share of viewing.
Gudny Gudjonsdottir CEO of Sagafilm said: “We are delighted that Red Arrow International is taking our new thriller ‘Case’ out to broadcasters around the world. ‘Case’ builds on the domestic success we have enjoyed with legal drama ‘Réttur’ and has already proved to resonate with audiences in Iceland. We are looking forward to now sharing our drama with the rest of the world.”
Henrik Pabst, Managing Director of Red Arrow International said: “It is great news that we are working with Sagafilm for the first time, and on such a strong, internationally-appealing drama. ‘Case’ comes from the tradition of Scandi crime shows, but the Reykjavik setting in a small, closed community puts a whole new and exciting twist on the genre. We are thrilled to be distributing Baldvin Z’s latest show”.
“Case” explores the impact a single tragedy has on the fragile bonds of a small community, and how quickly the mask of respectability can slip to reveal the true face of evil lurking behind it. Coupled with an unflinching look at the dangers of today’s social media that’s as immediate as it is compelling, “Case” is a taut and thrilling new psychological thriller.
Red Arrow International is distributing both the finished 9 episode series of “Case” and the scripted format of the show, alongside the two seasons of legal drama “Réttur” (The Court).
More About “Case” (9 x 1 hour)
Reykjavik, and the body of a promising young ballerina is found hanged on the main stage of the National Theatre. But what at first appears to be a simple case of suicide soon spirals into a twisted web of manipulation, betrayal, and murder.
For Logi, a washed-up lawyer, uncovering the truth behind the girl’s death is his last chance at redemption.
For Brynhildur, Logi’s one remaining friend and fellow lawyer, the death falls even closer to home, as an event from her own past ties her inextricably to the victim’s troubled family.
And for the dedicated but destructive detective Gabriella, it becomes an obsessive hunt for a killer that puts her at odds not only with her superiors but her partner as well.
One by one the paths of these three troubled souls will converge deep in the cold heart of Iceland’s capital city, where unknown but powerful forces will stop at nothing to ensure a horrific truth stays buried; that there are some crimes far darker than murder.
Sagafilm is the leading independent production company in Iceland for TV, Commercials and Feature Films with over 37 years of experience. Recent projects include TV drama series CASE - Ritual of abduction, Pressa (The Press), Svartir Englar (Black Angels), Rettur (Court), Astridur and cult comedy series Næturvaktin, Dagvaktin and Fangavaktin (The Night Shift, Day Shift and Prison Shift). Sagafilm has also produced the feature films Bjarnfreðarson (Mr. Bjarnfredarson), Köld slóð (Cold Trail), Fiskar á þurru landi (Fish Out of Water) and co-produced Dead Snow : Red vs. Dead and Nova Zembla. Sagafilms factual and documentary department work regularly for SVT, NRK, YLE, ARTE and BBC, the most recent project The Show of Shows was made for BBC Storyville, SVT, YLE and RUV. TV series by Sagafilm have won the Icelandic Academy Awards "Eddan" for Best Scripted Series a record 10 consecutive times. www.sagafilm.is
About Red Arrow International
Red Arrow International is a world-leading TV distributor of scripted, factual and formatted shows from a global network of in-house production companies, outstanding third-party producers and digital-content partners.
Red Arrow International is a major co-producer of global entertainment, providing substantial production financing for scripted and non-scripted projects. Recent international highlights include: “Bosch” (Amazon) and “Married at First Sight” (A&E/FYI).
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