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Swedish Dicks, the first Nordic TV title to be distributed worldwide by global content leader Lionsgate, will be shown on US network Pop TV.

Swerdish dicks 2 14 April 2017The premiere of the 10-episode first season of Swedish Dicks on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay in September 2016 set a new Viaplay viewing record, and TBI Vision/Parrot Analytics named Swedish Dicks the most in-demand digital original in Sweden last year. Now, on Pop TV, it will reach more than 80 million households in the US.

The deal includes both the first and upcoming second seasons of the comedy-drama show, which features Keanu Reeves as a recurring star. The second season begins filming in Los Angeles in summer 2017.

“This is the first time that we have produced a show, aired it on our own services in the Nordics, signed a global distribution deal and then had a major US network deal ensure that it reaches millions of US households,” said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO. “It just goes to show what is possible with relevant entertaining storytelling and a great cast. We have a whole pipeline of new original shows either in development, being shot or in editing, so we look forward to even more success stories in the future.”

“Pop has broken through with clever, character-driven scripted comedies featuring acclaimed talent in front of, and behind, the camera,” added Brad Schwartz, president of Pop.“Now, fresh off their blockbuster work together in Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 2, we get to bring the amazing Peter Stormare and Keanu Reeves to television in this quirky procedural comedy about the best failed detectives Los Angeles has ever seen.”

The next original from MTG is gritty drama series Veni Vidi Vici, one of 12 official selections at this year’s MIPDrama Screenings, which will premiere exclusively on Viaplay on 13 April. The other previously announced MTG original productions are ALEX; The Lawyer; Embassy Down; Hassel; and SuperSwede.