In order to “get even closer to members, creators, filmmakers, partners and cultural communities throughout the Nordics,” Netflix announced that in the second half of this year is going to open a Nordic office in Stockholm that will function as a hub for the region. Moreover, to further support the region, the company will also have a small team of employees based in a satellite office in Copenhagen.
This move is part of Netflix’s growing commitment to the production of original local content all over Europe. With offices in Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, London, Paris and Brussels, and with Rome and Istanbul opening later this year, the Nordic hub will allow the streamer to strengthen its creative and cultural partnerships across Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, to work on a growing offer of series and films throughout the region, and to bring even more diverse local stories to life.
“Netflix has always felt at home in the Nordics. It was one of the first places outside of the United States where we started making local original shows, and over the past nine years we’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most brilliant creative talent in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland,” said Lina Brouneus, Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for EMEA at Netflix.
“By the end of this year nearly seventy original titles coming from the Nordics will be available on Netflix - films and series that have been enjoyed by the four million-plus members across the region as well as our members right around the world. In fact, almost two thirds of our members globally have chosen to watch a Nordic original film or series - made in the Nordics, watched by the world,” she added.
Last year, Netflix released “Cadaver,” its first original film from the region, and the company is planning to bring a wide variety of films to the service soon, including “Dancing Queens,” “Vinterviken,” “Against the Ice,” “Troll,” and “Black Crab”.
Netflix has always felt at home in the Nordics” Lina Brouneus Director of Acquisitions & Co-Productions for EMEA at Netflix