Premiere for SF Studios' produced thriller series Oxen at TV 2 Denmark

22 October 2023 - Last updated 26 October 2023

Today on October 22, SF Studios'new Danish thriller series Oxen, produced for the Danish Broadcaster TV 2 and German pubcaster ZDF in collaboration with SquareOne Productions, premieres on TV 2 Play Denmark. This will  that will be followed by a release on TV 2 on October 29. The series is created by Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe, based on bestselling book series of the same name by Jens Henrik Jensen. Oxen tells the story of war veteran Niels Oxen, a former special forces soldier who must conquer his inner demons as he is framed for a series of gruesome murders. Oxen is directed by Jannik Johansen and stars Jacob Lohmann in the leading role. The series is produced by Michel Schønnemann & Senia Dremstrup for SF Studios.

Niels Oxen is Denmark’s highest decorated war hero. While probing into the death of his best friend, who died during a military mission in Mali, Oxen is wrongfully arrested for possession of narcotics. Oxen is dishonorably discharged from his military duties and retreats to absolute seclusion in Rold Forest. Yet when the owner of the forest, Hans-Otto Corfitzen, is found dead, Oxen becomes the prime suspect. However, the chief of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, Frigg Mossman, ends up recruiting Oxen to go undercover against the knowledge of her own organization and suddenly he finds himself in the heart of a deadly web of mysteries.

Watch the Danish teaser trailer here.

Oxen is directed by Danish veteran director Jannik Johansen (Borgen, Ragnarok, Rita, The New Nurses) and will star Jacob Lohmann (Shorta) as Niels Oxen alongside Ellen Hillingsø (The Bridge), Josephine Park (The Investigation) and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen). They are joined by the German speaking actors Reinout Scholten van Aschat (Sea of time), Luise Belfort (Der Palast) and Julie Burkhardt (Letzte Spur Berlin)

Oxen is produced by SF Studios with producers Michel Schønnemann and Senia Dremstrup for TV 2 in collaboration with ZDF and SquareOne Productions with support from Nordisk Film og TV Fond, Frederikshavn Kommune, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje and Creative Europe Media Programme of the European Union. REinvent International Sales handles the international sales.

The series is released on TV 2 Play on October 22 and on TV 2 on October 29. It will also be broadcasted on ZDF in Germany in 2023.

For more information, please contact:
Senia Dremstrup, Producer, SF Studios, dremstrup@sfstudios.dk., +45 24 66 21 07
Malin Strihagen, Vice President Brand & Communications, SF Studios, malin.strihagen@sfstudios.se, +46 70 780 39 35
Helene Aurø, Sales & Marketing Director, Reinvent International Sales, helene.auro@reinvent.dk, +45 23 42 00 07

About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.

About REinvent
REinvent is a packaging, sales and financing studio all in one. REinvent International Sales has extensive knowledge of original trends and sales opportunities in both the Scandinavian and international markets and represents SF Studios’ international slate of films and TV series as well as works with other high profile European production companies.

About TV 2
TV 2 DANMARK A/S is behind Denmark's most-watched public service channel, TV 2. The company also operates the TV channels TV 2 NEWS, ZULU, CHARLIE, FRI, SPORT, SPORT X and the streaming platform TV 2 PLAY. The Fiction department practices the Scandinavian Development Model and produces all series and film projects with independent producers. The Department commissions for both the main channel, the channel family and the streaming platform TV 2 Play.

About ZDF
ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) is Germany’s national public television broadcaster. It is run as an independent non-profit corporation under the authority of the Länder, the sixteen states that constitute the Federal Republic of Germany. The nationwide channel ZDF has been broadcasting since 1st April 1963 and remains on of the country’s leading sources of Information, Today, ZDF also operates the two thematic channels ZDFneo and ZDFinfo. In partnership with other public broadcasters, ZDF jointly operates the internet-only offer funk, the German channels PHOENIX and KIKA, and the European channels 3sat and ARTE.

About SquareOne Productions
SquareOne Productions is the production arm of leading German distributor SquareOne Entertainment, known for films like The Imitation Game, Book Club, All Is Lost, The Wife, Trautmann.  Under the stewardship of Al Munteanu the company develops and produces original feature and series projects across Europe and North America. Productions and Co-Productions include Your Honor starring Sebastian Koch, as well as the French version with Gerard Depardieu or TF1, France; Mafia Origin Story L’Ora for C5, Italy and SKY Germany; and Austrian serial killer bestseller Totenfrau for Netflix and ORF, Austria. Upcoming feature films include historical thriller Hinterland, directed by Oscar-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky and survival thriller Murdershow.