SHUDDER ANNOUNCES MAJOR TV ACQUISITION OF SEASONS 1 & 2 OF ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL THRILLER SERIES JORDSKOTT
SEASON 1 COMING TO SHUDDER ON APRIL 6
AMC Networks-backed premium streaming service Shudder announced today that it has acquired exclusive North American rights for Season 1 and the upcoming Season 2 of the acclaimed international thriller series JORDSKOTT from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE). Declared by The Guardian as a series “you can’t take your eyes off of”, JORDSKOTT Season 1 will launch with the first two episodes available on April 6th with two new episodes premiering each week on Shudder.
Season 1 of the critically acclaimed Scandi-noir thriller revolves around the seven-year disappearance of police investigator Eva Thörnblad’s daughter, Josefine. Still attempting to deal with the grief of her loss, Eva is haunted by the belief that Josefine did not drown during their fateful trip to the Silverhojd Lake, but was abducted. When a young boy goes missing in the same area, this motivates Eva to delve deeper into the mystery of the forest and confront her darkest fears.
Starring leading Swedish talent Moa Gammel as detective Eva Thörnblad, as well as Göran Ragnersta, Richard Forsgren and Lia Boysen, the compulsively watchable Swedish thriller has gained much acclaimed praise to date. Collider praised it as “an eco-fantasy with a healthy heaping of horror” and that the series “will haunt you long after you’ve left it behind.” The Radio Times cited its “nicely oppressive atmosphere and an enveloping creepiness.”
JORDSKOTT is the latest in a series of high-profile exclusive acquisitions for Shudder, following recent acquisitions of thriller miniseries BEYOND THE WALLS as well as well-received premiere films such as Alice Lowe’s witty slasher PREVENGE, J-Horror franchise fusion SADAKO VS KAYAKO, indie horror WE GO ON and paranormal spine-chiller DEAREST SISTER. With Shudder continuing to expand in its offering of the best in thriller, suspense, and horror content with multiple exclusives premiering on the platform per month, JORDSKOTT is a perfect addition to the leading premium service.
Shudder’s VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Aurelie de Troyer shared: “JORDSKOTT has thrilled us with its alternative take on the crime drama phenomenon with elements of supernatural and Nordic-Noir mystery. We are excited to bring this series to our North American members and this is a compelling addition to the ever-expanding Shudder slate of films and series.”
Greg Johnson, EVP Distribution, Americas, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, commented: “We are delighted that premium streaming service Shudder has acquired the North American SVOD rights for this critically acclaimed series. It’s great to see the platform continuing to showcase high-profile, quality series content as well as film.”
Season 1 of the 10-part series has been produced by Palladium Fiction and originally premiered to critical acclaim as the highest rated drama in 2015 on Swedish network STV and the UK’s ITV Encore. Season 2 is currently in production and will be available in 2018.