The Team, Danish Transnationalism and the Local Colour of Europe

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Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)

Abstract

The authors outline the influence of the British reception of Nordic Noir as a basis supporting the increased transnational production model of Danish crime dramas. Besides the important German influence on the international distribution of especially The Killing, the BBC played a decisive role in broadcasting this and other subtitled series. The culmination of the transnationalisation of Danish drama production appears with the pan-European series The Team, illustrating how knowhow, creative personnel and expertise from the Danish television drama industry contributed to the production, and furthermore how the ‘local colour of Europe’ constituted the spatial concept of the series. The increased commodification of locations in screen productions is closely linked to transnational conditions in the funding of drama and in reaching international markets and audiences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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