Scandi Noir put the nordic nations on the map as far as TV was concerned, but there’s more to Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland than a cool grade and a chunky home-knit. Leaders in digital switchover and creator of YA global hit, SKAM, Nordic commissioners’ are now looking for different genres of drama. Jan Salling, Head of Nordic Productions, BBC Studios, expands on the new trends in the region.

Jan Salling, Head of Nordic Productions, BBC Studios

Timo Vierimaa is the founder of Finnish drama indie, Funfar Films. He talks to ConnectED about the Tele-operator platforms’ appetite for comedy as well as drama in the region and also independent producers’ desire to coproduce drama series with genuine Nordic relevance with partners from outside the region.


Timo Vierimaa Founder Funfar Films Oy, Finland

With a population about the size of Bradford, Iceland is a country that has to look outside its borders to create content but commissioners still want programming that’s relevant to its population. Hordur Runarsson, co-founder of Glassriver, an independent production company making TV drama, features and animation, talks to ConnectED about how Nordic producers are looking to collaborate with partners outside the region to bring new content to screen.

Hordur Runarsson, Co-founder Glassriver Productions, Iceland