Scandi Thriller Greyzone Heads to U.K. on Walter Presents


The thriller Greyzone, a Danish, Swedish and German co-pro, has been picked up by Walter Presents to deliver to audiences in the U.K.

The ten-part series is produced by Denmark’s Cosmo Film and was created by Oskar Sӧderlund, Morten Dragsted and Rasmus Thorsen. Set in Copenhagen, Stockholm and Frankfurt, it stars Borgen’s Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, who plays Victoria, a drone engineer who is taken hostage by terrorists in her own home but somehow manages to get a message to the secret services to prevent an attack on Scandinavian soil.

Walter Presents’ co-founder and curator, Walter Iuzzolino, said: “After being boxed for too many years into the ‘dead girl and moody detective’ corner, Scandi drama is in the midst of a sensational phase of creative reinvention. Greyzone is a perfect example of this: an ambitious, glossy and utterly compelling thriller which completely subverts the Homeland-style premise of a terrorist plot to tell the powerful and affecting story of the ambiguous relationship between a hostage and her captor. Nothing is as it seems in this complex moral world in which good and evil are just two sides of the same coin. This is Nordic drama at its very best: sexy, fun, commercial and crafted with exquisite artistic vision and depth of feeling.”