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In the latest part of its strategy to boost its content bouquet, Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has partnered with content company Kew Media Group on the international drama series Margeaux.

Kew Nent ADI HASAK 11March2019Created by Adi Hasak (pictured), the creator of hit NBC series Shades of Blue, Margeaux is a reimagining of the Munich Olympic massacre from the point of view of an Israeli Mossad psychologist as well as the Palestinian co-ordinator behind the attack.

The series will be produced in multiple languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, English and German, and will aims to deliver what the producers says is the authentic essence of the characters and their journey. The Israeli and Palestinian storylines in Margeaux will present both sides of the story and explore the personal and psychological scars of everyone involved as they spiralled into a cycle of violence of which they quickly lost control.

Hasak believes that he can bring a unique perspective on this subject as he was a victim of a terror attack as a young boy and years later was caught up in a cycle of violence as an Israeli paratrooper in 1980s Beirut. “A meditation on violence and terrorism, gender politics, gay rights, redemption and love – Margeaux offers a unique perspective on who we used to be, and what has led to who we are today,” the creator remarked. “I'm thrilled to have the enthusiastic support of NENT Group and Kew Media as my producing partners and distributors in this unique and international character-driven franchise.”

Margeaux is anticipated to begin production in autumn 2019 and marks Hasak’s third straight-to-series show. Hasak will serve as showrunner and will write the entire first season. JJ Wienkers will serve as co-writer as well as in a production capacity.

“The psychological depth and dramatic scope of Margeaux demonstrate how high NENT Group is aiming with our original series,” said NENT Group EVP and head of content Jakob Mejlhede Andersen. “We’ve already premiered more than 20 originals and seen our shows picked up by broadcasters and streamers around the world. Now we’re joining our unique storytelling with Kew Media’s global reach and Adi Hasak’s uncompromising creative vision to create a hard-hitting and truly unforgettable series.”

Added Carrie Stein, EVP global scripted TV Series at Kew Media Group: “Adi is a one-of-a-kind talent and it’s especially good to be working with him on a show that resonates so personally. We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with NENT Group, who like Kew, are casting a global net to find distinctive stories that are emotionally engaging.”

Kew Media Distribution will be selling Margeaux globally. In the Nordic region, the series will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service. Adi Hasak is represented by attorneys Patti Felker and David Ryan.