Keshet International has completed its first pre-sale for “Furia,” the hotly anticipated drama co-produced by Norway’s Monster Scripted and Germany’s X-Filme Creative Pool for Viaplay and ZDF. Coinciding with its world premiere in the International Competition at this year’s Series Mania in Lille, the compelling thriller created by Mammon’s Gjermund Eriksen has been sold to Australia’s public service broadcaster SBS.
“Every now and then, a drama series comes along, and I go ‘wow’. ‘Furia,’ with its extraordinary characters and meticulously crafted story, is on one level an incredible thrill-ride for the audience, but on another level, a prescient wake-up call for the world. SBS is exceptionally proud to have partnered with Keshet International on this incredibly distinctive and thrilling drama series, to complement our insatiable thirst for impactful, extraordinary storytelling both locally and from around the world,” commented Peter Andrews, Head of Network Programming, Television and Online Content for SBS Australia.
Kelly Wright, SVP of Distribution and New Business at Keshet International, added: "As always, SBS is at the forefront of thrilling new television drama, and we are delighted that they have selected our series ‘Furia’. This series sees our hero Ragna, like a female Jason Bourne, chasing down the perpetrators of what promises to be Europe's own 9/11 terror event, all while a ticking clock and thousands of lives hang in the balance. It's frighteningly prescient and ground-breakingly executed across Europe's most powerful countries, making for an absolutely riveting viewing experience".
“Furia” is a tense, eight-part thriller with a dark, twist-laden plot involving two key protagonists and four different identities. Set against the backdrop of two of Europe's most distinguished capital cities – Oslo and Berlin – as well as rural western Norway, the show sees them work in tandem to bring down a terrifying far-right terror cell and heal the grief that drives them.
'Furia' is frighteningly prescient and ground-breakingly executed across Europe's most powerful countries, making for an absolutely riveting viewing experience” Kelly Wright SVP of Distribution and New Business at Keshet International