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Banijay’s ‘Wisting,’ With Carrie-Anne Moss, Acquired by BBC (Exclusive)

Banijay’s ‘Wisting,’ With Carrie-Anne Moss, Acquired by BBC (Exclusive)

Cannes — “Wisting,” a high-end crime drama co-starring “The Matrix” and “Jessica Jones’” Carrie-Anne Moss, has been acquired by BBC Four in the U.K., Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group. announced on Friday, in the run-up to this year’s Mipcom TV trade fair.

The sale, in the benchmark overseas sales territory for Scandinavian series – “Borgen” broke out internationally after clinching BBC Four broadcast – comes on one of the highest-profiles of recent Nordic crime thrillers.

“Wisting” is Nordic Noir – set in stunning lanscapes, backed by Scandinavian powerhouse Viaplay, adapting two highly popular bestselling novels by Jørn Lier Hors. It has also cast highly regarded Norwegian film-tv star Sven Nordin in the titular role of William Wisting, a taciturn but relentless homicide detectivewho has dedicated his life to being a force for good, he believes, in the small Norwegian coastal town of Larvik, even if that comes at

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