By TrustNordisk



TrustNordisk now reveals new sales and first footage from THE KINGDOM EXODUS, the third and final season of Lars von Trier’s epic cult series trilogy. The gate to the Kingdom has opened, and impatient souls can now have a first look into the supernatural and inexplicable world of The Kingdom, where the final battle between good and evil is about to begin.

Copenhagen, 22 June 2022 – TrustNordisk is delighted to reveal the very first footage and teaser poster from critically acclaimed Danish director Lars von Trier’s highly anticipated cult series THE KINGDOM EXODUS, on behalf of Danish production powerhouse Zentropa, Viaplay and DR.
The first footage reveals the sleepwalking main character Karen, personalized by Danish actress Bodil Jørgensen, who finds her way to the gate to the Kingdom.

Watch the clip here.

THE KINGDOM trilogy continues its international journey
Besides revealing first footage from the series, TrustNordisk can also announce new sold territories for von Trier’s THE KINGDOM drama series trilogy, including Benelux (September Films), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Aerofilms).The mystery drama series has already been sold to a wide range of territories, including Germany and Austria (Koch Films), Spain (Filmin), Japan (Synca Creations) and South Korea (AtNine).

Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, comments:
‘We are excited to be experiencing immense interest from buyers world-wide with several negotiations still going on and soon to be revealed. The first footage surely underlines the uniqueness of the series that continue to intrigue the global market.’

A star-studded international cast
THE KINGDOM EXODUS will star an exciting range of characters from the earlier seasons and new cast members. Among others, the cast comprises Emmy Award-winning actor Lars Mikkelsen (DEVILS, 2020-22; THE WITCHER, 2019-21;  RIDE UPON THE STORM, 2017-18), internationally acknowledged actor Mikael Persbrandt (SEX EDUCATION; 2019-21; THE HOBBIT, 2013-14; IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (RIDERS OF JUSTICE, 2020) and Tuva Novotny (BLINDSPOT, 2018) together with David Dencik (NO TIME TO DIE, 2021; CHERNOBYL, 2019) and Primetime Emmy Award-winning Alexander Skarsgård (SUCCESSION, 2021; BIG LITTLE LIES, 2017-19) who will both guest star in the series.

Heavily influenced by the ghostly series THE KINGDOM, the sleepwalker Karen seeks answers to the unresolved questions of the series in order to save the hospital from doom. Sound asleep one night, Karen wanders into the darkness and inexplicably ends up in front of the hospital. The gate to the Kingdom is opening again…
With THE KINGDOM EXODUS, Lars von Trier continues and finishes his internationally acclaimed 1990s cult series classic: The ghost story about the hospital built on top of the old bleaching ponds in Copenhagen, where evil has taken roots and the medical science faces a daily struggle with itself, where the Swedes curse the Danes, and the mysterious and inexplicable blend together in a mixture of horror and humour.
Lars von Trier has written the script in collaboration with Niels Vørsel, with whom he also wrote the previous seasons. Louise Vesth is producing for Zentropa Entertainments with NENT Group and DR as co-producers.

In connection with the production of THE KINGDOM EXODUS, seasons I & II have undergone a thorough restoration, enabling all three seasons, 13 episodes in total, to be launched as a whole in the highest possible quality for both old and new fans.
Lars von Trier’s THE KINGDOM EXODUS is presented by VIAPLAY and DR. Produced by ZENTROPA ENTERTAINMENTS in co-production with FILM I VÄST, ZENTROPA SWEDEN and GINGER PICTURES. With support from NORDISK FILM & TV FOND and tco-produced with support from BNP PARIBAS FORTIS FILM FINANCE and developed with the support of THE CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION. International sales are handled by TRUSTNORDISK.

THE KINGDOM EXODUS will launch locally in Fall 2022 on Viaplay and will subsequently have its TV premiere on the Danish broadcast service DR.