ITV Studios Invests in Piv Bernth’s Drama Indie


Apple Tree Productions, which was recently launched by Piv Bernth and Lars Hermann (The Killing, The Bridge), has received an investment from ITV Studios.

Formerly the head of drama and deputy head of drama at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), respectively, Bernth and Hermann set up Apple Tree Productions to create high-end Danish and Nordic drama series. Bernth and Hermann will be joined at Apple Tree Productions by former DR Drama producers Anders Toft Andersen, Karoline Leth and Dorthe Riis Lauridsen.

Bernth and Hermann said: “We are all extremely excited about the partnership between ITV Studios and Apple Tree Productions and for the potential for collaboration with creative talent within ITV’s family of international scripted production companies.”

Maria Kyriacou, the president of international at ITV Studios, said: “Since the phenomenal success of The Killing the global appetite for the Nordics’ very distinctive style of storytelling has grown and grown. Right at the heart of this boom have been Piv and Lars; we are delighted that they will now be part of ITV Studios’ growing international network of drama producers.”