Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has commissioned a second season of its record-breaking Danish original series Face to Face, along with a first season of the Swedish police drama Huss as its next original production.
The first season of Face to Face was the most-watched NENT Group original series in November 2019. Season two will premiere exclusively on Viaplay across the Nordic region in 2021.
Christoffer Boe (Face to Face season one, Kriger, The Purity of Vengeance) returns to write and direct Face to Face season two, which is produced by Miso Film (Those Who Kill) and starts filming in early 2020.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer, said: “The concept behind this record-breaking series is simple and yet so effective. Each episode brings a new and increasingly intense encounter between two characters with very different motives, as the stakes and the suspense rise each time. The writing, acting and cinematography will continue to set new standards in the second season. A descent into the moral and physical underworld in the best traditions of classic film noir, Face to Face is the next stage in the evolution of the Nordic crime genre.”
Huss, meanwhile, is co-produced by Germany’s ZDF, ZDF Enterprises and Sweden’s Kanal 5. It is inspired by the best-selling crime novels of Helene Tursten. Huss will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic region.
Wallestam commented: “It takes something special to stand out in the highly competitive Nordic crime genre. Huss is an intense human drama that paints a compelling picture of a city, a police force and an ambitious young officer trying to make her way while doing the right thing. Gothenburg is Karin Franz Körlof’s hometown and she brings a very personal touch to this gritty and relevant series, which is the latest addition to Viaplay’s unprecedented investment in Nordic original drama.”