Public Service Originals

The Nordic public service media companies DR, NRK, RUV, SVT and Yle have in recent years been renowned for outstanding Nordic drama productions. High quality drama with a clear local anchoring and strong public service ambitions has become one of our distinguishing trademarks.

To ensure that strong, local drama remains a trademark of the Nordic public service broadcasters in a digital world, the Nordvision partners have decided to build a stronger public service drama portfolio. A strengthening that will increase both the volume of Nordic drama that each company have available on their streaming services as well as the quality of the publishing right the partners secure for each other. The initiative is called “Nordic Twelwe” (N12).

What is N12?

N12 – is a yearly package of 12 Nordic drama series with 12 month of right in the Nordic region.

In the following you can find all the N12 drama series: N12 - 2018 and N12 - 2019, and you will be able to see who distributes these drama series.


 

N12 - 2018

Liberty

DR

5 episodes / 60 minutes

Original title: ?
Public Service broadcaster:
DR
Production company: 
Launch year: 2018
Distribution: DR Sales
Description: Liberty is a character driven drama series in 5 episodes which through a Danish family's journey to Africa tells us that we some times have to venture out where nothing is recognizable, in order to truly understand who we are. The Knudsens good intentions come under extreme duress in a moral vacuum where everything is possible, exposing our Scandinavian characters to a pressure that will either shape them, or break them.

Ride upon the storm 2

DR

10 episodes / 60 minutes 

Original title: Herrens veje II 
Public Service broadcaster: DR
Co-production Partners: NRK, SVT, RUV, Yle
Production company: DR, in co-production with ARTE France and Sam Productions
Launch year: 2018
Distribution: ?
Description: The story centers on a family of priests: Johannes, Elisabeth and their sons August and Christian. Johannes is God-like to his sons - he gives, loves, and punishes. His favoritism for August and his disappointment with Christian forces both into making desperate choices in order to either gain his love or break free from him.

Home Ground 1

NRK

10 episodes / 50 minutes

Orginal title: Heimebane
NV company: NRK
Co-production Partners: SVT, RUV, DR, YLE
Production company: NRK and Motlys
Launch Year: 2018
Distribution: DR Sales
Description: A small town football club controversially hires the first female coach of a top tier men’s team. Helena Mikkelsen is given the impossible task of saving their club from relegation, and her only hope for success lies in a promising 16 years old who breaks under pressure.

Manners

RUV

2 episode / 40 min. & 1 episode / 80 minutes

Original title: Mannasiðir
NV company: RUV
Co-production Partners: DR, NRK, SVT and Yle
Production company: Glassriver for RÚV
Distribution: DR Sales
Launch Year: 2018
Description: A senior in college is accused of raping a girl from his class. The story travels quickly around school after the girl shares a post on Snapchat about the alleged offense but he denies all her accusations.

Systrar

SVT

3 episodes / 60 minutes

Original title: 
NV company:
SVT
Co-production Partners: DR, NRK, RUV and Yle
Production company: Anagram
Distribution and Sales: Yellow Affair
Launch Year: 2018
Description: In the summer of -68 three Young Girls from different backgrounds meet and become friends.

Bonusfamiljen

SVT

10 episodes / 45 minutes

Original title:
NV company:
SVT
Co-production partners: DR, NRK, RUV and Yle
Production company: FLX
Distribution: FLX
Launch Year: 2018
Description: Season 3 circles around the theme of new family constellations. We meet Martin, Katja, Lisa and Patrik as they struggle with life in general, pregnancies and what to do when you're pregnant with a child who has chromosomal errors.

Hooked 1 & 2

Yle

18 episodes (10+8) / 50 min.

Original title: Koukussa I and II
Public Service broadcaster: Yle
Production company: Moskito Television
Launch year: 2018
Distribution: Yle Sales
programme.sales@yle.fi
Description: Krista, a heavy drug user, returns to Finland after having fled from a prison sentence abroad. She tries to get her life back on track, but is haunted by her former doings.

(Blind) Donna

Yle

10 episodes / 24 min.

Original title: Donna
Public Service broadcaster: Yle (co-production by NRK)
Production company: Production House
Launch year: 2018
Distribution: Yle Sales - programme.sales@yle.fi
Description: Donna is left by her long-time boyfriend, and sets off on a roller coaster journey on the hunt for a new partner. Although the title might suggest otherwise, this is a comedy-sprinkled story about finding love, with Donna’s blindness merely playing a supporting role. The series was given the MIPCOM Diversity TV Excellence Award in 2018.

The Days the Flowers Bloom

SVT

3 episodes / 60 minutes

Original title: De dagar blommorna blommar
NV company: SVT
Co-production Partners: DR, NRK, RUV and Yle
Production company: FLX
Distribution: SVT SALES
Launch Year: 2018
Description: A story about how several people destinies was intertwined after the Estonia disaster. A story of missing and surviving and those who remained. “The days that the flowers bloom” are the last part of Jonas Gardell's trilogy, which began with “The Half Hidden” (2009) and “Never dry tears without gloves” (2013). An epic story in a total of 10 sections, about those who get to live and those who will die.

N12 - 2019

Follow the money III

DR

3 episodes / 60 min.

Original title: Bedrag III
Public Service broadcaster: DR
Production company: 
Launch year: 2018
Distribution:
Description:
 

Deliver us

DR

8 episodes / 58 min

Original title: Freds til lands
NV company: DR
Co-production Partners: NRK, SVT, RUV, Yle
Production company:              
Distribution:
Launch Year: 
2019
Description: DELIVER US is a psychological small-town drama with a clear crime/thriller element as a driving force for the story. The themes of the show are CRIME AND PUNISHMENT.

Twin

NRK

8 episodes / 45 min.

Original title: 
NV company: 
NRK
Co-production Partners: SVT, DR, RUV, Yle
Production company: Nordisk Film
Distribution:
Launch Year: 
2019
Description: Erik and Adam - identical twins living completely different lives. Erik, a freedom seeking surfer bum, lives alone in a run-down campervan on a desolated beach. Adam the complete opposite - a successful family man with money, a thriving family business and a loving wife, Ingrid. With their two children, it’s a picture-perfect life. One day, Erik’s irresponsible lifestyle finally catches up with him. He loses everything he owns trying to run from his debt, ending in a severe car crash where his campervan is smashed to pieces. Erik survives and contacts his brother for the first time in 15 years asking for help, but Adam brutally rejects him. The unreleashed feelings towards each other burst to the surface and the brothers end up in a fight where Erik and Ingrid accidently cause Adam’s death. Even though it was an accident, there’s little chance anyone will believe them. Erik is forced to take his twin brother’s identity to avoid prison and to save his brother’s family.

Home Ground 2

NRK

8 episodes / 50 min.

Original title: Heimebane II
NV company: NRK
Co-production Partners: SVT, RUV, Yle, DR
Production company: NRK and Motlys
Distribution:   
Launch Year: 2019
Description: Helena Mikkelsen has had success with her Norwegian premier league men’s team, Varg, despite great opposition. She is finally recognized for her achievements, but now faces a different challenge; Achieving success when you're loved can be as challenging as when you're opposed. Everybody wants a piece of her, and at the same time she has to focus on her private home ground and pay more attention to her daughter.

Allt jag inte minns

SVT

3 episodes / 60 min.

Original title: Allt jag inte minns 
NV company: SVT
Co-production partners: DR, NRK, RUV and Yle
Production company: Spark film.
Distribution: ZDF-Enterprises
Launch Year: 2019
Description: When a mother tries to find out the truth about her son's death, she gets caught up in a dramatic triangular drama with many secrets. After Jonas Hassen Khemiri August-rewarded book.

Swipe right

SVT

8 episodes / 45 min.

Original title: Dejta
NV company: SVT
Co-production partners: DR, NRK, RUV and Yle
Production company: B-reel
Distribution: Ecco Rights
Launch Year: 2019
Description: Ella is 40 years old, mother of three children with two different dads. Family life and running her own catering company, makes her life hectic and sometimes chaotic. She creates an online dating profile, which leads Ella to unexpected meetings, passion, love and disappointment.

Invisible heroes

Yle

6 episodes / 50 min.

Original title: Näkymättömät sankarit
NV Company:  Yle
Production company: Kaiho Republic / Parox
Launch year: 2019
Distribution: Eccho Rights karin@ecchorights.com
Description: Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus helped save thousands of lives by hiding people at the Finnish Embassy during the Pinochet regime. This story of a refugee crisis is as prevailing today as in 1973.

The Paradise

Yle

8 episodes / 50 min.

Original title: The Paradise 
NV broadcaster: Yle
Production company: Yle/Mediapro
Launch year: 2019
Distribution: Yle Sales
programme.sales@yle.fi
Description: A dark thriller in a sunny place. Welcome to Fuengirola, the largest Finnish community outside of Finland. A police investigation finds connections to the old Nokia concern, when it was the locomotive of the Finnish state economy.

N12 - 2020

A Family Matter

DR

8 episodes / 59 minutes

Original title: En familiesag 
NV company: DR
Co-production Partners: NRK, SVT, RUV, Yle
Production company:              
Distribution:   
Launch Year: 2020
Description: A teenage girl’s school essay tears a family apart. The seasoned social worker investigating her claims of domestic violence must ask himself the question: what makes for a happy home?

The Haijby Case

SVT

3 episodes / 60 minutes

Original title: The Haijby Case
NV company: SVT
Co-production Partners: DR, NRK, RUV, Yle
Production company: StellaNova Film            
Distribution:   
Launch Year: 2020
Description: This is a story of the ultimate forbidden love. A love that had to be kept from the public at all costs, but which eventually got out, and led to one of the worst miscarriages of justice that Sweden had ever witnessed.

22. juli

NRK

6 episodes / 60 minutes

Original title: 22. juli
NV company: NRK 
Co-production Partners: SVT, DR, RUV, Yle
Production company: NRK          
Distribution: DRG
Launch Year: 2020
Description: 22. juli is not a story about the terrorist and his inhuman acts. It is a story about the rest of us. It is about the people who take immediate action and deal with the consequences of the terror. They take responsibility to bury the dead, treat the injured, comfort the grieving and punish the guilty. All our characters are fictional, but they are based on meticulous research into what actually happened on that fateful day. It has resulted in a series portraying both vigor and lack of resolution, enormous human sacrifices and admirable commitment. This is a story about how it is possible to remain humane when faced with inhumanity. Through their narratives we also tell a story about Norway, seen through July 22 as a prism. This is a story of what shapes us as individuals and as a nation.

For Life

NRK

8 episodes / 50 minutes

Original title: Livstid
NV company: NRK 
Co-production Partners: SVT, DR, RUV, Yle
Production company: Monster Scripted       
Distribution: DRG
Launch Year: 2020
Description: