Buyers are in line for the third and final season of Trier’s cult series THE KINGDOM, which has now been sold to major territories.
We are excited to announce that our highly anticipated series THE KINGDOM EXODUS by world-renowned Danish director Lars von Trier has been sold to Germany and Austria (Koch Films), Japan (Synca Creations), South Korea (AtNine) and Russia (Russian World Vision). The territories have all acquired the full trilogy of the series, including a never-before-shown thoroughly restored season one and two, for them to launch the series as a whole.
Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, comments on the sales:
‘We are very excited with this great start and the attention that the series is already getting, not surprisingly, among distributors, broadcasters and platforms. With the deals already in place and further negotiations going on, we have very high expectations for the series and are proud again to be working with such a remarkable director as Lars von Trier.’
The third and final season of Trier’s epic cult series THE KINGDOM will present an exciting range of new characters from the earlier seasons as well as new cast members. It has previously been announced that Emmy Award-winning Lars Mikkelsen (DEVILS, 2020; THE WITCHER, 2019; HOUSE OF CARDS, 2015-18) and Nikolaj Lie-Kaas (RIDERS OF JUSTICE, 2020; THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE, 2018; BROTHERS, 2004) will star in the series together with internationally acknowledged actors Mikael Persbrandt (SEX EDUCATION, 2019-2021, THE HOBBIT, 2013-14; IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010), Tuva Novotny (BLINDSPOT, 2018) and guest starring Primetime Emmy Award-winning Alexander Skarsgård (SUCCESSION, 2021; BIG LITTLE LIES, 2017-19; TRUE BLOOD, 2008-14; MELANCHOLIA, 2011) and David Dencik (NO TIME TO DIE, 2021; CHERNOBYL, 2019; A ROYAL AFFAIR, 2012). Other Danish heavyweights include Bodil Jørgensen, Ghita Nørby, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Søren Pilmark, Peter Mygind, Udo Kier and Laura Christensen.
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, season 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 tax shelter provided by 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.