CANNES – Reinvent International Sales has sold immigrant drama ‘Lost’ to the AMC network in Spain and Portugal.
The Scandi production-distribution shingle is pitching the title to buyers at the Mipcom TV market in Cannes this week.
Created by Ulf Ryberg (“Headhunter,” “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”), the drama thriller tells the story of a truck driver who smuggles a group of Syrian refugees to Sweden in his truck. An upsetting phone call to his soon-to-be wife leaves the refugees struggling for air as his mind wanders from them.
The series was directed by Tova Magnusson (“The Most Forbidden”) and Patrick Raeborn (“Bending the Back of Beginners”).
This Swedish-language film is produced by Unlimited Stories, of which Ryborn is a co-founder and producer. Peter Viitanen, Ville Virtanen, Sandra Stojiljkovic, Vilhelm Blomgren, Shaniaz Hama Ali star.
The six one-hour series aired in 2011. November 7. It will be released on Swedish pubcaster SVT.
“We’re thrilled to be working with AMC Network on ‘The Lost,’ and we’re confident that this high-quality SVT crime series will find a great home with them,” said Helene Auro, Director of Sales and Marketing, Reinvent.
Focused on new Nordic content, REinvent’s Mipcom slate also includes “Outside” creators Arne Berggren and Christine Berg’s new series “Trace,” as well as “The Big Fix,” which premiered on SVT in September. The casino drama was created by Dennis Magnussen, co-writer of the 2020 Canneseries winner “Partisan”.
Reinvent’s Mipcom slate includes two series produced by Sweden’s Perishable Films. Both are directed and written by Lena Åstrom (“So Damn Easy Going”).
“Sleep Around” is a youth LGBTQ series starring feminist actress and activist Ulrike Falch (“Scam”). The relationship drama is produced by Breakable Films with Art & Bob Television. It premiered on Discovery+ in December.
“Out of Touch,” co-written by Åström with Marja Nyberg, is set to premiere on C More this year. The romantic drama stars Sara Shirpey (“UFO Sweden”) and Hans Fohlin (“With One Eye Open”).