TrustNordisk has sold Lars von Trier’s THE KINGDOM trilogy to the global streaming service, production company and film distributor MUBI. The trilogy will thus soon be available to the audiences in North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Turkey and India, among others.
Copenhagen, 27 July 2022 – Following yesterday’s announcement that world-renowned director Lars von Trier’s anticipated mystery drama series THE KINGDOM EXODUS has been officially selected for Out of Competition at Venice Film Festival 2022, we are delighted to announce that global distributor and streaming platform MUBI has acquired Lars von Trier’s THE KINGDOM trilogy which will soon become available in North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Turkey and India.
Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, comments:
‘We are excited to be working with MUBI on this grand project and having their platform as a new home for Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom series’.
THE KINGDOM EXODUS has already attracted immense attention world-wide and has already sold to Benelux (September Films), Germany and Austria (Koch Films), Spain (Filmin), Italy (Movies Inspired), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Aerofilms), Japan (Synca Creations) and South Korea (AtNine).
Yesterday’s selection announcement mirrors the entire industry’s great interest in the director’s latest masterpiece.
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 once more…
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.
To learn more about the series, please visit our website.