Norwegian broadcaster NRK has made its first U.S. sale of a scripted format with thriller series Mammon. 20th Century Fox Television has acquired the format through independent distributor DRG. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope will executive produce a U.S. adaptation for Chernin Entertainment. The deal was also brokered by UTA. Mammon – the title refers to a New Testament term that’s used to describe material wealth or greed that’s often personified – has yet to air in Norway, but has already been commissioned for a second season. Its first season kicks off in January. The tense six-part thriller pits brother against brother in the worlds of politics, media and finance. It hails from sibling producer/writer team Vegard and Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen. This is the latest is a string of hot Scandinavian properties that have made their way to the States including current series The Bridge, adapted from Danish/Swedish series Bron.
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