Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group)’s original drama series Veni Vidi Vici has been optioned for a U.S. remake by Lionsgate Television.
Veni Vidi Vici explores the consequences of a struggling arthouse film director’s foray into the adult entertainment industry. The original Nordic show was picked up by international broadcast partners such as Hulu in the U.S. and SBS in Australia.
The remake is being developed by Rafael Edholm (writer, director and star of the original Veni Vidi Vici) and Fredrik Lundberg for HandsUp STHLM, together with Kim Magnusson (I Kill Giants) and MADWOOD Studios’ Michael Flutie (Westside). HandsUp STHLM and MADWOOD Studios are partnering to develop the series for the U.S. and international markets.
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, NENT Group’s head of conten, said: “Nearly half of our originals have been sold internationally—and now we’re set for our very first remake. Outrageous, unsettling and curiously touching, Veni Vidi Vici has attracted international acclaim from the start. A U.S. remake in partnership with Lionsgate is fantastic recognition of the Veni Vidi Vici team’s talents, the vibrant Nordic creative scene and NENT Group’s unique storytelling capabilities.”
Edholm commented: “We continue to take this tale of complex characters navigating absurdity from Viaplay to the world. Together with Lionsgate, MADWOOD Studios and the team, I look forward to creating something I haven’t seen yet but would definitely pay a buck to watch. We came, they saw, and now we’re ready to conquer the U.S.”