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Hulu will soon be the exclusive SVOD home for three new Euro TV series from Denmark, France, and Sweden in the US.


Hulu has acquired the exclusive US SVOD rights for Below the Surface, Midnight Sun, and Veni Vidi Vici, which gives stateside Euro TV fans who aren’t already subscribers to the streaming platform three reasons to consider adding it.

Below the Surface (Gidseltagningen) (Denmark)

This crime thriller, which had its world premiere at the 67th Berlinale, brings to the small screen one of the most horrific scenarios of contemporary life: an act of terrorism in the heart of a big city.

Armed, masked men hijack a subway train beneath the streets of Copenhagen during an October morning, taking fifteen people hostage and threatening to kill them one by one if their ransom demands aren’t met. The Swedish government refuses and a terror task force, led by Philip Nørgaard (Johannes Lassen, Follow the Money) and Louise Falck (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Rita), is sent in to rescue the hostages.

Reporter Naja Toft (Paprika Steen, The Inspector and the Sea) becomes a go-between with the hostages and the police, while the captors bait the press with information about the pasts of each of their hostages. As a media frenzy ensues during the tense eight-day standoff, the country finds itself divided on whether or not to negotiate with terrorists, and those trapped underground lose all hope for their survival.

The eight-part drama features Jakob Oftebro (Young & Promising), Tommy Kenter (The Protectors), Alba August (Jordskott), Alexandre Willaume (Rita), Peder Thomas Pedersen (The Eagle), Esben Dalgaard Andersen (1864), and Dar Salim (Dicte).

Below the Surface is created and written by Kasper Barfoed (Dicte, Those Who Kill), based on an original idea by writers Adam Price (Borgen) and Søren Sveistrup (The Killing).

UPDATE: It premieres in the US on Friday, December 1st, exclusively on Hulu.

Midnight Sun (Midnattssol | Jour Polaire) (Sweden, France)

This multilingual crime drama, the first-ever French-Swedish co-production, won the Audience Award for Best Series at the first-ever international series competition at Séries Mania in 2016.

Set during the height of the Arctic summer in Lapland, the land of the indigenous Sami people, a French citizen is brutally murdered in the northern Swedish city of Kiruna. French authorities dispatch Captain Kahina Zadi (Leila Bekhti, A Prophet) to the crime scene to conduct the investigation alongside local prosecutor Anders Harnesk (Gustaf Hammarsten, Miss Friman’s War), who is a member of the Sami.

Kahina soon discovers that the murder is not an isolated incident. There are more killings in and around the small mining community of Kiruna, and while the victims are seemingly unconnected to each other, all are murdered in a well-planned and vicious manner.

The eight-part series features Richard Ulfsäter (Fjällbacka Murders), Jakob Hultcrantz Hansson (Rebecka Martinsson), Jessica Grabowsky (Thicker Than Water), and Peter Stormare (Black Widows).

Midnight Sun is created by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, who co-created and co-wrote The Bridge (Bron/Broen) with Hans Rosenfeldt. They also serve as the series’ directors, as well as scriptwriters alongside Henrik Jansson-Schweizer and Patrick Nebout, producers of the hit Swedish drama Thicker Than Water.

UPDATE: It premieres in the US on Friday, December 1st, exclusively on Hulu.

Veni Vidi Vici (Sweden)

Multiple award-winner Thomas Bo Larsen (Follow the Money) stars in this multilingual drama as Karsten Daugaard, a struggling Danish film director who decides to take a job in the adult entertainment industry. He soon comes face to face with the harsh realities of the porn industry and is forced into a double life that endangers his whole family.

The series features Livia Millhagen (Molanders), Michael Segerström (Spring Tide), and Michael Wincott (24: Live Another Day). Rafael Edholm (Wallander), who co-wrote Veni Vidi Vici with Santiago Gil (Love Is a Drug), is a costar and producer of the ten-part drama.

Hulu hasn’t announced the premiere date for Veni Vidi Vici yet, so stay tuned for updates.


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Hulu Bringing “Below the Surface,” “Midnight Sun” & “Veni Vidi Vici” to US Euro TV Fans [UPDATED]
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