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ITV Encore acquires new drama

ITV Encore has picked up US Broadchurch remake Gracepoint and Nordic drama Jordskott as the channel focuses on providing more than ITV drama repeats.

Gracepoint is a 10-part series based on Broadchurch, which will air in April, exclusively on the channel.

Featuring an all-star cast including David Tennant (Broadchurch), Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Nick Nolte (Luck) and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as the powerful crime series moves to its startling conclusion, the investigation cuts a devastating swathe through the town of Gracepoint.

Meanwhile, ITV Encore has acquired Jordskott, the critically acclaimed Nordic mystery thriller distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

The 10-part series produced by Palladium Fiction premiered on SVT in February to critical and ratings success.

Jordskott is set deep in the ancient forests of Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone had taken her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake. So when a young boy goes missing in the same forest of Silverhöjd, Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that that there is a much deeper and darker force in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?

Angela Jain, Director of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, ITV said:
“Jordskott is a wonderful, contemporary Nordic drama that is an intense and gripping watch. ITV Encore will be the perfect home for it so we are thrilled to be able to bring it to the UK audience. "

Jayne Redpath, SVP Sales, EMEA, ITV Studios Global Entertainment said:
“Jordskott’s stunning backdrop in a Swedish forest brilliantly sets the scene for this mysterious thriller of loss, grief and love. These universal themes and beautiful production values make it perfect for an international audience. We’re delighted that ITV Encore feels the same. " 
ITV Encore is available on Sky channel 123 and via NOW TV, the internet streaming service from Sky, as part of the £6.99 Entertainment Month Pass. ITV Encore celebrates its first year on air in June 2015.


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