Eccho Rights Takes Honour to Japan


Eccho Rights has inked a deal for the Swedish drama series Honour with the Japanese broadcaster WOWOW.

Per the agreement, the series will now occupy one of WOWOW’s premiere slots on its WOWOW On Demand streaming service, where U.S. and European drama series are showcased exclusively for the Japanese audience. Honour is produced by Bigster for Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay.

Since its debut in 2019, Honour has sold to more than 60 territories worldwide. A third season has been commissioned and is slated to premiere in 2022.

Yui Nakayama, international acquisition at WOWOW, said: “Looking for gripping female-led series for our audiences, I was simply ‘wow’ed by Honour at first sight. Honour invites us into the heart of gender issues our society confronts, while perfectly creating its binge-worthy storyline. Although this series is set in Sweden, far from Japan, I strongly believe our audiences can relate to what this beautiful yet brutal crime series tells.”