Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has made a big bet in its next original production "The Swarm", an international ecological thriller executive produced by the multiple Emmy Award winner Frank Doelger (‘Game of Thrones’). The ambitious eight-episode drama series, which is based on Frank Schätzing’s bestselling novel will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer: “The team that will bring this very topical book to the screen is exceptional. This is a unique and urgent story that confronts us with a planet that is dangerously out of balance. ‘The Swarm’ will be a complex, ambitious and visually stunning series. At the same time, it is a statement production from NENT Group and our partners that will thrill and unsettle audiences in the Nordic region and around the world.”
“The Swarm” tells the story of one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced. A group of scientists, tasked with investigating the strange behaviour of marine animals around the world, makes the chilling discovery that the ocean depths conceal a mysterious collective intelligence that is suffering the effects of human pollution and has now decided to fight back.
The English-language series is co-produced by NENT Group, Italy’s Rai Fiction, France Télévisions, and Germany’s Intaglio Films (a production joint venture between Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises) and ndF International Production. Frank Schätzing and ndF’s Eric Welbers will join Doelger as executive producers. “The Swarm” will begin filming later this year.
"'The Swarm’ will be a complex, ambitious and visually stunning series. At the same time, it is a statement production from NENT Group and our partners that will thrill and unsettle audiences in the Nordic region and around the world.”” Filippa Wallestam NENT Group Chief Content Officer