FremantleMedia has signed a deal to buy a majority stake in Miso Films, the Danish producer behind drama series Those Who Kill.
For an undisclosed sum, FremantleMedia is to take a 51% holding in the Scandinavian scriped drama business, founded in 2004 by Jonas Allen and Peter Bose.
The super-indie will also have the opportunity to acquire the remaining shareholding in the future.
Miso is currently working on epic war drama series and film 1864, which it claims is Denmark’s largest-ever production, along with a second series of investigative crime show Dicte, which aired on TV2 Denmark, TV4 Sweden and TV2 Norway.
FremantleMedia chief executive Cecile Frot-Coutaz described the acquisition as an “important milestone” in building the superindie’s primetime scripted business and strengthening its position in the Scandinavian market.
“Jonas and Peter’s talent and strong track record in producing high end drama, together with their current slate, makes Miso Film a perfect fit for FremantleMedia and complements our existing high end scripted business in the US, Germany and Australia,” he said.
Allen and Bose added: “We strongly believe that FremantleMedia will be a key driver in Miso Film’s further expansion in the Scandinavian market and release the full potential of the company’s productions internationally.”