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Anders Frithiof August creates new thriller set in Copenhagen

Red Arrow International announces new drama series "Embassy Down" created and written by Anders Frithiof August and produced by René Ezra and Tomas Radoor at Nordisk Film

Red Arrow International has announced a landmark new scripted drama series for production in 2017. “Embassy Down” is an 8 x 1 hour thriller created and written by award-winning Danish screenwriter Anders Frithiof August (“The Legacy”, “Follow the Money”).

“Embassy Down” is produced by acclaimed producers René Ezra and Tomas Radoor at Nordisk Film (“A War”, “A Hijacking”, “Key House Mirror”). The executive producers are multi-award winners Henrik Bastin (“Bosch”, American Odyssey”), CEO of Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Entertainment Company, and Mikkel Bondesen (“Truth”, “The Killing”, “Burn Notice”). Also executive producing are Amelie von Kienlin, SVP Scripted Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Red Arrow International, and Melissa Aouate, Head of Development at Fabrik Entertainment.

Red Arrow International is leading the co-financing of the series, and will distribute the drama worldwide. The co-production partner on the series is the international digital entertainment group MTG, who will premiere the show on its video streaming service Viaplay in the Nordics in 2018. 

Henrik Bastin, Partner and CEO of Fabrik Entertainment, comments:

“I am fortunate to work with people I really admire, and with ‘Embassy Down’ we have the compelling combination of Anders Frithiof August, with his wealth of experience on great TV shows, alongside René and Tomas bringing their, and Nordisk Film’s, outstanding cinematic approach and impressive talent relationships to the TV world. To have them as our partners on this project, together with the impressive team from MTG, is a joy! ‘Embassy Down’ is not only a great thriller with international scope, it also touches on some of the big questions we face today as a society.”

Tomas Radoor of Nordisk Film, says: 

“Being able to continue our existing collaboration with Anders Frithiof August on a show with the calibre and magnitude of ‘Embassy Down’ is no less than absolutely thrilling. With strong partners in Fabrik, Red Arrow and MTG, we’re accomplishing a long-term goal of making a high end international show with profound complexity and character.”

“Embassy Down” (8 x 1 hour) is a suspense-laden new drama set in Copenhagen that combines gritty, high-impact action with a multi-layered political thriller and human drama. A party to celebrate the opening of the United States’ grand new embassy becomes a warzone when terrorists storm the building, taking embassy guests hostage.

What follows over a number of weeks is a taut, thrilling and unflinching look at the complex realities of the fight against a very different kind of modern-day terrorism.

“Embassy Down” moves between the two worlds of inside and outside the embassy siege: inside, the series explores the complex relationships between the hostages and their captors; outside the embassy, an intense and morally complex international thriller ensues, as relatives of the hostages and people in power clash over their cultural and political differences in trying to resolve the crisis.