KI Secures Raft of Scripted Drama Sales


Keshet International (KI) has completed a slew of deals with Viaplay for recent additions to its foreign-language drama catalog, including the crime thriller Furia.

KI has licensed Furia, which recently premiered across the Nordics on Viaplay and in Germany on ZDF, to the Scandinavian streamer in 26 new territories, including Poland and the Baltics. Furia has also been sold to Filmin in Spain; Cellcom tv in Israel; and Mola TV in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

All three seasons of the Norwegian comedy-drama Pørni have been licensed to Viaplay in multiple markets. Pørni has also been sold by KI to NPO in the Netherlands, in addition to the deals inked with HBO Max in 39 territories across Latin America, and both Filmin and Cosmo TV in Spain. KI has sold the Swedish satire Fallet to Viaplay in a range of markets.

Keren Shahar, KI’s COO and president of distribution, said: “Completing such an extensive and significant deal with Viaplay for these three fantastic foreign-language dramas demonstrates the growing global appetite for quality non-English content. We are thrilled to be partnering with Viaplay as they continue their rapid expansion into new territories.”

Tanya Nanette Badendyck, NENT Group’s head of scripted content in Norway, said: “Furia is a series of fantastic actors, beautiful nature, dark forces and a real tension throughout all the episodes. The series creator is a lightning-sharp, politically engaged film nerd who has previously been awarded an Emmy for Mammon 2. The sum of this seems to be something audiences loves.”