×

Hulu Nabs Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Veni Vidi Vici’

Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Swedish comedy series “Veni Vidi Vici,” the second original scripted drama commissioned by MTG’s Nordic streaming service Viaplay.

“Veni Vidi Vici” is set to stream on Hulu in December. The series, produced by Rafael Edholm, originally premiered on Viaplay in April and world premiered at this year’s MIPDrama Screenings at Cannes-set showcase MipTV.

Written by Rafael Edholm and Santiago Gil (‘Love is a Drug’), the 10-part drama series revolves around a struggling Danish film director Karstan Daugaard who decides to take a job in the adult entertainment industry. Played by award winning actor Thomas Bo Larsen (“The Celebration”), the filmmaker 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.

Nordic talent such as Rafael Edholm (“Mörkt vatten”), Livia Millhagen (“Buss till Italien”), Michael Segerström (“Darling”) and Canadian actor Michael Wincott (“24: Live Another Day”) round up the series’s cast.

“MTG is all about great storytelling and this fantastic series is the latest in a stream of high quality original productions in which we are investing,” said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.

The exec said “Veni Vidi Vici” is “further proof that Nordic drama travels really well.” The series garnered “big audiences” in the Nordics, pointed out Lindemann.

Viaplay has over 50 original scripted drama projects in the pipeline. The service’s first original drama, “Swedish Dicks,” premiered on the U.S. network Pop TV in August.

The streamer’s most recent original shows include geopolitical thriller “Occupied,” Nordic noir “Hassel,” and biopic “SuperSwede” about the life of Formula 1 driver Ronnie Peterson.

Upcoming Viaplay-commissioned shows include political thrillers “Conspiracy of Silence” and “Embassy Down’,” dramas “Alex’ and “The Lawyer,” among other series.

Popular on Variety

More Digital

  • Gabrielle Carteris

    SAG-AFTRA Urges Gavin Newsom to Sign Law Punishing 'Deep Fake' Videos

    SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White is urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign legislation that institutes penalties for nonconsensual digital sexually explicit videos, also known as “deep fakes.” The legislation, Assembly Bill 602, targets companies and individuals who create and distribute the videos in California without the consent of the individual being depicted. “We urge Gov. [...]

  • Facebook Portal logo

    Facebook Is Launching a Portal TV Device: Here’s What We Know

    Facebook is getting ready to launch a TV streaming device in time for the holiday season, Variety has been able to confirm with multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. The new streaming hardware will be part of the company’s Portal family of devices, featuring a camera, and combining video chatting with TV viewing and [...]

  • MoviePass card

    MoviePass Shuts Down, With Parent Company Citing Failure to Raise Funds

    MoviePass, the long-struggling theater subscription service, finally appears to be down for the count. On Friday, MoviePass notified remaining subscribers that it would be shutting down the service effective Sept. 14, 2019, because “its efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date,” parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics announced. “The company is continuing [...]

  • Disney Plus - Full Lineup

    How to Browse the Disney Plus Catalog the Company Is Testing in the Netherlands

    Disney began testing its Disney Plus streaming service in the Netherlands this week. Consumers in the U.S. will have to wait until November 12 to get access to the service, but European streaming aggregator JustWatch already makes it possible to browse the catalog available during this beta test. JustWatch is one of a number of [...]

  • JoJo Siwa'The Angry Birds Movie 2'

    Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa Gets Her Own Dance-Tour Mobile Game (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fans of JoJo Siwa will be able to join the teen influencer’s dance squad on stage — virtually — in a new mobile game. In “JoJo Siwa — Live to Dance,” players will become part of the Nickelodon and YouTube star’s worldwide tour on her professional dance team and experience what it’s like to be [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content