February 27, 2013

Arrow Films to release Season One of 'The Protectors'

Arrow Films are set to continue their Nordic Noir set of releases on March 18th, with the DVD release of The Protectors Season One. Filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark and first screened in 2009, it is from the co-creators of Unit One and won an international Emmy award for Best Non-American Television Drama series.

Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label is pleased to announce the UK DVD box set debut of a never-before-seen Danish series, THE PROTECTORS, on Monday 18th March 2013.
One of the most popular TV shows in its Nordic homeland, THE PROTECTORS was filmed on location in Copenhagen and first aired on the DR channel in early 2009. Later that year, it won the coveted international emmy award for “best non-American television drama series”.

From Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe, the co-creators of recent Nordic Noir breakout series “Unit One”, THE PROTECTORS tells the story of P.E.T., the Danish national police force in charge of personal protection.
Responsible for the safety of high profile figures including Politicians, Royal Family, VIPs and visiting dignitaries, the P.E.T.’s work includes managing preventative measures, dealing with potential terrorist threats and keeping an eye on any dangerous individuals and stalkers.

The elite members of the P.E.T. must balance intense working commitments with complex personal lives, raising issues surrounding their relationships, lifestyles, and ethnic origins.     
Following their success with the likes of The Killing, Borgen, Wallander and The Bridge,  Arrow continue to strive in bringing UK viewers the very best in Scandinavian television via their Nordic Noir label. While the aforementioned titles all aired on BBC4 prior to their DVD releases, Arrow have also enjoyed acclaim for bringing never-before-seen Nordic shows directly to UK living rooms via the home entertainments market.
Their passion and excitement for the genre found Arrow looking further into the Nordic catalogue and it was there that they discovered some fantastic, high quality shows, crying out for a new audience. 

2013 has already seen the Nordic Noir label release “Unit One”, starring Mads Mikkelson, and “Above The Street Below The Water”, starring Sidse Babett Knudsen, direct to UK fans via DVD and Digital Download; both have been received exceptionally well.

“Subsequent to the success of the BBC FOUR Nordic dramas, which we acquired home entertainment rights to; Wallander, The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge we have now delved deeper into a rich back catalogue of equally rewarding crime dramas, stretching back a decade and more. And whilst many of these series’ will not see a British TV transmission the fan-base and appetite for more product of a similar ilk exists to an extent for us to bring them directly to the market”. Jon Sadler – Head of Marketing, Arrow Films

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