Starz Takes Norway’s Crime Drama ‘Monster’ to U.S.

Variety | 9/11/2017 | Stewart Clarke
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U.S. cable viewers will get a fresh helping of Nordic Noir after Starz acquired Norwegian serial killer drama “Monster.”

The series hails from Norwegian pubcaster NRK’s drama department and centers on the discovery of a mass grave in a small Norwegian town. A local policewoman and a special investigator from the city are paired up to investigate the grisly crime.

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The seven-part drama was created by Hans Christian Storrøsten and director Anne Sewitsky. Jørgen Johansson (“The Killing”), widely credited with helping to create the visual tone for the Nordic Noir genre, is lead cinematographer.

Starz has premium pay-TV rights for the U.S. The series’ executive producer, Lasse Greve Alsos (“Mammon”) from NRK’s in-house drama department, said: “Starz’s commitment to ‘Monster’ for the U.S. market is a significant landmark for Norwegian drama...
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