We are delighted to announce that Spanish Filmin has acquired Lars von Trier’s epic mystery drama series trilogy THE KINGDOM, as well as the full von Trier library from TrustNordisk.
Copenhagen, 1 June 2022 – With a wide track record of epic titles and the latest highly anticipated third and final season of his cult series THE KINGDOM, Danish director Lars von Trier is indeed in strong demand these days. Following a busy market at Cannes Film Festival, we are happy to announce that Spanish Filmin has acquired the full library of von Trier titles from TrustNordisk together with the trilogy THE KINGDOM, including a never-before-shown thoroughly restored season one and two, for them to launch the series in its entirety.
Several territories, including Germany and Austria (Koch Films), Japan (Synca Creations) and South Korea (AtNine), have already acquired the full trilogy, it has earlier been announced.
Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, comments on the sales:
‘We are pleased to experience this high level of interest in the series among buyers, who are evidently intrigued and excited about the series’ epic story, director and cast, which of course comes as no surprise.’
THE KINGDOM EXODUS will star an exciting range of characters from the earlier seasons and new cast members. The cast comprises Emmy Award-winning actor Lars Mikkelsen (DEVILS, 2020-22; THE WITCHER, 2019-21; RIDE UPON THE STORM, 2017-18), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (RIDERS OF JUSTICE, 2020), internationally acknowledged actor Mikael Persbrandt (SEX EDUCATION; 2019-21; THE HOBBIT, 2013-14; IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010) 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 guest star in the series.
Other Danish heavyweights include Bodil Jørgensen, Ghita Nørby, 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, 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 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.
THE KINGDOM EXODUS will launch locally in Fall 2022.
To learn more about the series, please visit our website.