Nordic Spy Thriller Red Election Set for Ovation TV


Ovation TV in the U.S. has inked a deal with A+E Networks International for the linear rights to the first season of the Nordic noir spy thriller Red Election.

The 10×1-hour series reflects the reality of living in a globalized world that is socially connected. Against a backdrop of international tensions, the newly elected British Prime Minister announces a referendum to decide the future of Scotland in the United Kingdom, but behind the scenes, a shady foreign power seeks to influence the election, unleash its agents of chaos and upset the world order.

Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack) and James D’Arcy (Homeland) star.

Ovation TV will air the U.S. television premiere of Red Election on August 6 at 7 p.m.

“We are beyond thrilled to acquire the rights to Red Election, a fantastic Nordic series that will fit in perfectly with our Mystery Alley programming slate,” said Scott Woodward, executive VP of programming and production at Ovation TV. “Ovation’s viewers love our mystery content, and this spy thriller is a great addition to our robust library.”

“We are so excited to bring Red Election to Ovation TV,” said Ellen Lovejoy, senior VP of international content sales and head of format sales at A+E Networks. “Viewers will flock to this edge-of-your-seat, high-voltage, extremely timely thriller, with strong female leads, nuanced characters and powerful storytelling.”