MTG Studios Lines Up Conspiracy of Silence as Next Original


Conspiracy of Silence is a brand-new original production from MTG Studios that will premiere in 2018 exclusively on MTG’s video-streaming service Viaplay and later on MTG’s free-TV channel TV3.

The eight-part political thriller explores the murky world of the international arms trade. Conspiracy of Silence is produced by Brain Academy, a part of MTG-owned nice entertainment group, in cooperation with Pinewood Television. The international distribution will be handled by Eccho Rights.

Jens Hultén (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, Hassel, Skyfall) plays Robert Kastell, a haunted arms dealer who returns to Sweden on a quest for vengeance. Conspiracy of Silence (Swedish title: Ingen utan skuld) also stars Vera Vitali (Arne Dahl, Brimstone) and Henrik Mestad (Occupied, Lilyhammer) and is created by Peter Arrhenius (Welcome to Sweden). Charlotte Brändström (Outlander) will direct.

Jakob Mejlhede, MTG’s executive VP and head of programming and content development, said: “Is the defense industry defensible? Our original drama slate shows that we’re always ready to tackle controversial questions, including Sweden’s role as one of the world’s leading arms exporters. Conspiracy of Silence is a fast-paced story of revenge, guilt and double standards that will leave you breathless—and angry.”

Ira Gladnikoff, the head of Viaplay, added: “From award-winning kids series to hard-hitting drama, Viaplay is the Nordic region’s premium destination for original content. We’re constantly bringing our viewers even more of what they love—whenever and wherever they want it—and we’re sure everybody will be talking about Conspiracy of Silence.”