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Thursday, 12 March 2015

ITV Encore acquires Nordic thriller Jordskott

ITV Encore has acquired Jordskott, the critically acclaimed Nordic mystery thriller.


The 10-part drama is set deep in the ancient forests of Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone had taken her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake. So when a young boy goes missing in the same forest of Silverhöjd, Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her.  As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that that there is a much deeper and darker force in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?

Angela Jain, Director of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, ITV said: “Jordskott is a wonderful, contemporary Nordic drama that is an intense and gripping watch. ITV Encore will be the perfect home for it so we are thrilled to be able to bring it to the UK audience. “  

The series  premiered in it's native Sweden on 16th February and consolidated to 1.6 million viewers. It was the second most watched programme on any channel that day.

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