About Premium Content (APC) has secured its first international broadcast deals for award-winning Icelandic drama "Blackport" following the launch at MIPTV earlier this year. New broadcast partners on board include Topic in the US and Canada, SBS in Australia, AMC Networks International Southern Europe in Spain and Portugal, RTS in Switzerland and TG4 in Ireland. Blackport had also been previously pre-sold to DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, and YLE in Finland.
"Blackport" (8x52’) is created by Gísli Örn Garðarsson ("Ragnarok"), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson ("Trapped") and Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir ("Prisoners & The Valhalla Murders") and is produced by Vesturport and Turbine Studios for Arte (France) and RÚV (Iceland), with APC handling worldwide distribution rights.
Set in the 1980s in a small Icelandic fishing village, the story follows a married couple, Harpa and Grimur, who along with their friends build a small fishing empire thanks to the introduction of the fishing quota system in the country. But the struggle for power deeply corrupts the couple, resulting in a feud of jealousy, greed and betrayal.
Laurent Boissel and Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint-CEOs and Co-Founders at APC, said: “The talented creative team behind 'Blackport' have produced a thrilling multi-layered series, not only transporting the audience through the dramatic twisting narrative weaving relationships, business and politics but also exploring the humour and absurdity of greed. We are delighted to have secured the first sales for the series and are sure audiences all over the world will relish the series as much as we do.”