Below the Surface Heads to BBC Four


STUDIOCANAL has placed SAM Productions’ thriller Below the Surface with BBC Four.

The eight-part crime series, created by Kasper Barfoed (Dicte, Those Who Kill, Summer of ’92), will be broadcast by BBC Four in the U.K. next year. The drama has been acquired by more than 70 territories to date. It is based on an idea from Adam Price (Borgen) and Søren Sveistrup (The Killing).

Sue Deeks, the head of BBC program acquisition, said, “Below the Surface is an exciting and thought-provoking thriller which ratchets up the tension until you are literally on the edge of your seat.”

Francoise Guyonnet, the executive managing director for TV series at STUDIOCANAL, added, “We are delighted to license Below the Surface to yet another international broadcaster. The subject matter in this absorbing drama is so relevant to the world we all live in today and we are sure each tense and action-filled episode will resonate with BBC Four viewers.”