12 APR 2022

NENT Group's Viaplay and Pupkin to produce “The Hunt for Jasper S.” in the Netherlands

The true crime drama, serving as the next scripted Viaplay Original, is produced by showrunner Willem Bosch and creative producer Pieter Kuijpers.

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Viaplay is set to debut “The Hunt for Jasper S.” in the Netherlands and across Viaplay’s markets.“This is a gripping, character-driven story about a specific time in Dutch history. Viaplay is internationally renowned for the quality of our original shows, and viewers will see that on full display here,"  Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer, said. "We will blend local storytelling with our Nordic touch to create a compelling series that has a lasting impact on Dutch audiences.”

The series is produced by showrunner Willem Bosch and creative producer Pieter Kuijpers, with Kennard Bos producing for Viaplay. “For over 10 years, I’ve been researching the idea of turning the search for Jasper S. into a series," Willem Bosch, Creative Producer at Pupkin, said. "I’ve always envisioned it as an extremely Dutch Nordic noir, so there’s no better partner than Viaplay. This is a collaboration that I’m really looking forward to.”

“The Hunt for Jasper S.” depicts the search for a killer that impacted Dutch society. The series tells the story of one of the most notorious murder cases in the country’s history and
is one of the first Dutch productions to employ the globally successful Nordic noir aesthetic.

It shows how the Netherlands was, for the first time, confronted with bizarre and persistent conspiracy theories, fueled by social media. An otherwise tolerant society showed its ugliest side and accusations flew. The crime remained unsolved for years, until an investigative reporter and unprecedented use of DNA evidence finally blew the case open.

 

This is a gripping, character-driven story about a specific time in Dutch history. Viaplay is internationally renowned for the quality of our original shows, and viewers will see that on full display here. We will blend local storytelling with our Nordic touch to create a compelling series that has a lasting impact on Dutch audiences.”” Filippa Wallestam NENT Group, Chief Content Officer

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