Japanese broadcaster Wowow has acquired hit drama series “Honour” from international distributor Eccho Rights. Produced by Bigster for Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay, “Honour” is already one of the most successful Swedish TV exports of all time, and has been sold to more than 60 territories worldwide.
The series will now occupy one of Wowow's premiere slots on its Wowow On Demand streaming service, where top drama series from Europe and the United States are showcased exclusively for the Japanese audience.
Debuting in 2019, “Honour” has proven hugely popular both in Sweden and abroad. The series became the first Viaplay Original ever to secure international pre-sales and returned in the spring of 2021 for a well-received second season. A third season has been commissioned, to premiere in 2022.
"Looking for gripping female-led series for our audiences, I was amazed by ‘Honour’ at first sight. It invites us into the heart of gender issues our society confronts, while perfectly creating its binge-worthy storyline. Although this series is set in Sweden, far from Japan, I strongly believe our audiences can relate to what this beautiful yet brutal crime series tells,” said Yui Nakayama, International Acquisition at Wowow.