For the growing number of US viewers who prefer Euro TV programs in their original foreign-language format, this news doesn’t bode well for the Danish series Bankerot being screened stateside.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that AMC has given a straight-to-series 10-episode order for the Clyde Phillips remake of the Danish dramedy Bankerot — the 2015 Robert Festival nominee for Best Short-Format TV Series created by Kim Fupz Aakeson (In Order of Disappearance) that concluded its Season 2 run on Denmark’s DR2 channel earlier this year.
Phillips (Dexter, Nurse Jackie) will executive produce Broke with Bankerot producers Henrik Ruben Genz (Borgen) and Malene Blenkov (Almost Perfect), as well as Piv Bernth (The Killing).
“Broke revolves around two best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant together. One is a brilliant chef in trouble with the mob and the law, and the other is the best sommelier in the city who is the widowed father of a teenage son. Broke is the story of friendship, fatherhood, grief, larceny, arson, drugs, adultery, murder, love — and blazingly original cooking.”
As you might recall, AMC gave us The Killing, its remake of the brilliant Danish crime serial Forbrydelsen. But not all remakes are meh.
The AMC/Channel 4 co-production Humans, a remake of the hit Swedish sci-fi drama Äkta Människor (Real Humans) is fabulous (as far as I can tell from the first two episodes). Humans continues on Channel 4 this Sunday, 28 June 2015, at 9 PM BST, and premieres that same night at 9 PM ET on AMC.