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NENT Studios UK takes ‘The Last Journey of the Vikings’ overseas
The 4 x 60 high-end documentary series has been licensed to Rai in Italy, GEO Television (RTL) in Germany, Discovery in Spain and SBS in Australia.
Epic in scale and charting a sweeping story that has its origins in the sixth century and ends with the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, ‘The Last Journey of the Vikings’ presents new perspectives on the feared Vikings and their pivotal role in European history.
Even though Vikings remain a regular fixture on film and in TV dramas, relatively little has been known about them – until now. ‘The Last Journey of the Vikings’ examines their reasons for leaving Scandinavia and traces their adventures and advancements through to France, where they eventually swapped brutality for diplomacy. With the help of expert analysis and compelling drama, this fascinating documentary series tells a new and often surprising story about this complex people and explains how they played a huge part in transforming Europe into what it is today.
Produced by Mopar Studios and filmed in Ireland, ‘The Last Journey of the Vikings’ is a Viaplay Original and has been co-produced by NENT Group, France Télévisions and NENT Studios UK.
Elin Thomas, NENT Studios UK’s EVP of sales comments: “ ‘The Last Journey of the Vikings’ is a beautifully-filmed and engaging exploration of the complete history of the Vikings and sheds a whole new light on a people who have mostly only been thought of as warriors. We are delighted to have secured these initial sales for this brilliant history series, especially with four broadcasters who always put a premium on offering top-quality, expertly crafted factual programming to their audiences. With scripted content about Vikings proving enduringly popular, we anticipate that these sales will be the first of many, as broadcasters and streamers look to share the incredible true story alongside the fiction.”
About Nordic Entertainment Group:
Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create content that is experienced around the world. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’).
Our studio business, NENT Studios, is behind acclaimed works in multiple genres ranging from factual, documentary and reality to game shows, lifestyle and drama. A total of 32 different companies in 17 countries make up the studios division. The local presence means that we work with some of the most talented and creative people in each of our markets. This content is then available on our own channels and platforms, and also sold to other entertainment providers in over 240 territories worldwide.