ProSiebenSat.1 has picked up broadcast rights in Germany to Blinded and will launch the eight-part drama on SAT.1 emotions in spring 2020. NPO in the Netherlands and Sýn hf in Iceland have also secured TV rights, whilst SBS in Australia has signed digital rights.
Produced by FLX for streaming service C More and Swedish broadcaster TV4, in association with all3media international, "Blinded" is an original series inspired by real events, based on the book by award-winning investigative journalist Carolina Neurath. The drama premiered in August on C More, followed by a September debut on TV4, where it outperformed the channel’s primetime slot average.
all3media international launched Blinded to the international market at MIPCOM, and it will be showcased at numerous prestigious festivals, including Seriencamp Germany’s largest television festival, the show’s star Julia Ragnarsson will be attending the festival to support the launch. It will also be showcased at Talinn Black Nights Festival an annual Estonian Film festival and NEM Zagreb. A second series is currently in development.
Set in Stockholm’s financial quarter, "Blinded" follows journalist Bea Farkas (Julia Ragnarsson, Spring Tide, The Bridge) who, in pursuit of the next scoop, begins to suspect that a bank – led by Peder Rooth (Matias Varela, Narcos, The Borgias) – may be engaged in questionable activity. In a world where status is everything and nobody is blameless – Bea may pay a high price in her search for the truth.
"Blinded" – known locally as Fartblinda – is directed by Jens Jonsson (Easy Money 3) and written by FLX’s Jesper Harrie (The Bonus Family, Solsidan), alongside co-writers Maria Karlsson (Easy Money) and Jonas Bonnier (The Helicopter Heist). It is filmed in Swedish with subtitle options available.
“Blinded is a timely and globally relevant drama that takes audiences on a thrilling journey right to the heart of Stockholm’s financial world, a place where our characters navigate a fine line between profit and risk. The demand for international drama is stronger than ever, and we are continuing to expand our portfolio by looking beyond English language content and partnering with acclaimed creative talent from around the world. As part of that strategy, this major international coproduction represented our first key investment in Scandinavia, and we’re delighted to see that now bearing fruit with these initial deals,” commented Jonathan Hughes, Sales Manager EMEA North at all3media international.
As part of that strategy, this major international coproduction represented our first key investment in Scandinavia, and we’re delighted to see that now bearing fruit with these initial deals” Jonathan Hughes Sales Manager EMEA North at all3media international