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Channel 4 acquires new Norwegian drama Mammon

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Channel 4 has acquired the UK broadcast rights to new Norwegian drama Mammon.

The six-part thriller, produced by NRK Drama, was created by brothers Vegard Stenberg Eriksen and Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen.

Mammon poster

Mammon poster


Mammon follows journalist Peter Verås (Jon Øigarden) as, over the course of six days, he uncovers evidence of a large-scale financial fraud which implicates his own brother. Verås decides to pursue the story anyway, with devastating consequences for himself and his family.

Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt said: "With its compelling blend of political conspiracies and industry intrigue, and its examination of the damaging effects of chasing the story at all costs, Mammon is a complex, gripping and timely drama.

"We're thrilled to be bringing it to a UK audience."

Nordic World CEO Espen Huseby added: "In Norway, Mammon is attracting huge audiences, pulling in some of NRK's highest ever ratings for a crime series.

"We have every confidence that UK viewers will respond with equal enthusiasm."

Pierre Perrier in 'The Returned'.

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Pierre Perrier in 'The Returned'.


Foreign language drama has proved increasingly popular with audiences in recent years, with The Bridge, The Killing and Borgen all receiving impressive ratings in the UK.

Channel 4's acquisition of Mammon follows its ratings success with French thriller The Returned last year. The broadcaster has won the rights to air the second series later this year.

Mammon will air on More4 later in 2014.

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