LONDON — German satcaster Sky Deutschland has inked a deal with Red Arrow Intl. to board Bobby Moresco’s crime series “100 Code” as a co-producer, marking Sky Deutschland’s first co-production.
The pact will provide Sky Deutschland with exclusive pay and free TV rights in German-speaking countries via all platforms, including distribution via mobile and on-demand services.
“100 Code” stars Dominic Monaghan (“Lord of the Rings”) and Michael Nyqvist (the Swedish version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), and was created and is directed by Moresco, who shared an Oscar with Paul Haggis for “Crash,” and created “The Black Donnelly’s.” “100 Code” starts filming in May.
The series has been developed by Red Arrow Entertainment’s L.A.-based scripted arm Fabrik Entertainment (“The Killing”), and is produced by 100 Code AB and Zen Productions (“The Bible Code”).
Set between Stockholm and New York, “100 Code” follows New York detective Conley and Swedish detective Eklund in a grueling murder investigation. A complex network of ruthless murderers is revealed as the pair comes closer to discovering who is pulling the strings behind the scenes.
Joakim Hansson, Klaus Zimmermann, and Fabrik’s Henrik Bastin and Mikkel Bondesen serve as exec producers, along with Moresco.
Moresco said: “‘100 Code’ may be the most exciting thing I’ve ever worked on. And to be doing it with partners like Henrik, Joakim, Red Arrow and Sky Deutschland is a dream project for any writer.”
Gary Davey, exec VP programming at Sky Deutschland, said: “We think ‘100 Code’ is a great project for Sky with an outstanding team of professionals on both sides of the camera. The project delivers great writing with a strong story and will build on our position of leadership in quality series.”
Jens Richter, outgoing managing director at Red Arrow Intl., said: “‘100 Code’ is edgy Scandi crime at its best — and at a time when the genre is on everyone’s radar, now is the perfect time for Sky Deutschland to get on board.”