12 MAY 2021

NENT GROUP CONFIRMS THE CAST OF “RED ELECTION”

The international suspense drama original, produced by Mopar Studios and Stephen Dillane, Lydia Leonard and James D’Arcy, and directed by Jill Robertson and Paul Murphy, will air on Viaplay this year, through a distribution strategy directed by A+E Networks.

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Nordic Entertainment Group announced "Red Election" as the next global suspense drama original.“The stakes couldn’t be higher in this tense and absorbing story of international intrigue with a truly stellar cast,” Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer said. “At the same time, the complex relationship between the two lead characters gives the series a very human center.”

Stephen Dillane, Lydia Leonard, and James D’Arcy will lead the UK-based production, alongside Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Lorraine Burroughs, and Danish talent Victoria Carmen Sonne. The series is distributed globally by A+E Networks International and produced by Sweden’s Mopar Studios, and is set to debut exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2021.

"Red Election" is directed by BAFTA-nominated Jill Robertson and Paul Murphy and is produced by Veronika Eriksson and Christian Alveborg at Mopar Studios. Jill Robertson is executive producer along with Moreyba Bidessie for A+E Networks. The 10-episode series is created by Mopar’s William Diskay and Jonas Fors together with Ola Norén, Roland Ulvselius, and lead writer Stephen Brady.

"Red Election" shows an act of terrorism in London, where Danish secret service agent Katrine and British intelligence agent Beatrice are pitched together rushing against time. The circumstances lead to murder, covered tracks, and other reasons to cause a lack of trust. “‘Red Election’ is NENT Group’s latest spectacular international co-production that shows how quickly our storytelling is moving to the global stage,” Wallestam said.

The stakes couldn’t be higher in this tense and absorbing story of international intrigue with a truly stellar cast. At the same time, the complex relationship between the two lead characters gives the series a very human center.” Filippa Wallestam Chief Content Officer, NENT Group