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NENT unveils Close to Me original series

August 10, 2020

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has unveiled the English-language psychological drama series Close to Me as its next original production.

The series stars Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman) and Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers), and is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Amanda Reynolds. The six-part series will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service across the Nordic and Baltic regions in 2021.

The series has been developed by The Development Partnership (TDP) and Great Point Media under TDP’s first-look deal with NENT Studios UK to create high-profile drama projects for the international market. `Close to Me’ is co-produced by Dopamine and distributed internationally by NENT Studios UK, and has been acquired by Channel 4 in the UK.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer, commented:: “This inventive, unsettling and fascinating drama uncovers the deception that can lie below the surface of a seemingly perfect family life. The constantly twisting plot, straight to camera dialogue and great indie soundtrack will draw in viewers, while also exploring a subject rarely highlighted on screen – the female mid-life crisis. Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston are hugely charismatic talents and this series asks a question that everyone can relate to – what do we really know about ourselves and those closest to us?”

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