Eccho Rights is teaming up with Icelandic producer Glassriver on upcoming production “As Long As We Live”. The series is created and will feature Aníta Briem, star of “The Tudors,” in the lead role.
Written by Briem and inspired by her own personal experiences, the 6x45’ series will start shooting later in 2022, and will air on Channel 2 in Iceland. “As Long As We Live” is produced by Glassriver’s Hordur Runarsson and Abby Haflidadottir, in association with Eccho Rights, which will distribute the title internationally. Adam Barth and Nicola Söderlund (Eccho Rights) are Executive Producers.
“As Long As We Live” is the story of Beta, a former queen of pop, now a struggling mom in a stale marriage. She misses the thrills of her past life. A young man becomes a part of their household and starts introducing them to flirting games that leads them down a path of lust and excitement reigniting their relationship - but also stripping the marriage to the core and threatening its entire existence.
“The series has an edgy and fresh tone that we believe will have a very strong appeal for the international market. Modern and urban relationships have always been a point of curiosity in the Nordic lifestyle, which is actually quite individualistic. We think that series like ‘As Long As We Live’ are creating a brand of their own: the ‘Nordic Love,’” Nicola Söderlund said.
● TWO ECCHO RIGHTS’ SERIES RENEWED IN TURKEY
At the same time, Eccho Rights announced that Turkish broadcaster Kanal 7 has ordered new seasons of two long-running series from producers Karamel Yapim: “Legacy” will get a third season, while “The Promise” has been renewed for its fifth.
“Legacy” is a daily drama that has won a huge following not only in Turkey but also around the world. Eccho Rights has sold the series to more than 30 territories to date, including Spain, Israel, throughout Eastern Europe, and ten countries in South and Central America. Meanwhile, “The Promise” is another international hit, licensed in more than 40 territories since launching in 2019, including India and the United States.
“These two series continue to be among the most in-demand with buyers and audiences all around the world. They provide long term, secure value to broadcasters as well as daily nerve shredding romantic tension for their viewers,” commented Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.