Dominic attended “100 Code” Photocall in Cannes. You may find photos from the event in our gallery.
I have also added stills and one the set photos from “100 Code” and “Molly Moon: The Incredible Hypnotist” to the gallery.
CANNES: HBO Nordic has snapped up the pay-TV and SVOD rights for 100 Code, a crime series from the Red Arrow International catalogue, for broadcast in Sweden, Finland and Denmark, while Iceland’s 365 Media took the pay-TV rights and MTG acquired the free-TV rights for Denmark.
Starring Dominic Monaghan (Lost) and Michael Nyqvist (the Millennium trilogy), 100 Code is about an NYPD detective who investigates a series of brutal homicides in Sweden, where he teams up with a Swedish cop. The program was developed by Red Arrow Entertainment’s Fabrik Entertainment and is produced by 100 Code AB and Zen Productions. Executive producers include Klaus Zimmermann, Henrik Bastin, Mikkel Bondesen and Bobby Moresco.
Line Mykland, the executive VP of programming, operations and technology for HBO Nordic, said: “We are very excited about 100 Code, and incredibly happy to be able to present it as an exclusive premiere to our subscribers across the Nordic countries. It is set in Sweden with a mainly Swedish cast headed by excellent actor Michael Nyqvist, but the U.S. writer Bobby Moresco (famous for the feature film Crash) and the American detective played by Dominic Monaghan lend a distinct international flavor to the project and sets it apart from other local series in this genre.”
Johanna Margret Gisladottir, the director of TV at 365 Media, commented: “365 Media is very excited to secure the rights for 100 Code in Iceland next fall. Icelanders are always interested in crime series both American and Scandinavian so we believe 100 Code will be a great addition to our programming.”
Jakob Mejlhede, the senior VP of acquisitions and programming at MTG, noted: “Both English- and Nordic-language crime is very popular with Danish viewers. The plot has great potential and both actors are instantly recognizable, so we’re very delighted to have secured it for our free-TV channels in Denmark.”
Tim Gerhartz, the senior acquisitions and sales manager for Scandinavia at Red Arrow International, added: “100 Code is top-notch Scandi crime with an American spin! With its outstanding talent on and off camera, 100 Code is absolute must-see TV for crime lovers—I’m really excited about the series launch in the Nordics in early 2015.”
Unfortunately, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan did not win 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Award in Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category. This year’s winner in the category was Deadliest Catch aired on Discovery Channel.
Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) (winner)
Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel)
Flipping Out (Bravo)
Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo)
Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan (BBC America)
David Brady of Toronto-based Cream Productions was on his way to work last month when he got a text from “Wild Things” host Dominic Monaghan.
“Do you think we’ll get us another season now that we’re nominated for an Emmy?” said Brady, recalling the message.
Brady texted back: “What?”
As executive producer of the OLN show, it was a “fantastic surprise” to get the message from “Lost” and “Lord of the Rings” actor Monaghan about their nomination for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, said Brady.
The award will be presented Saturday as part of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held a week in an advance of the prime-time awards show.
“Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” takes audiences to some of the most remote corners of the globe on the hunt for unusual animals and insects. The first two seasons followed Monaghan’s quest to find a giant salamander in Japan, a titan beetle in Brazil and a giant spitting cobra in Kenya.
Unscripted programming means a delicate balance between intense planningand embracing spontaneity while shooting, said Brady.
“The biggest challenge is the unknown,” said Brady. “We can’t guarantee what we are going to get — whether it’s the animals we are after, the people we want to meet or the storylines we are after.”
But unanticipated drama can often make the best television. This was proven while filming a surgery on an injured elephant in Kenya for episode two of the latest season. The elephant was heavily sedated and after the surgery was given an injection to regain consciousness — which it did quite swiftly, becoming alarmed at the crowd and charging camera operator Frank Vilaca.
Vilaca dropped his camera as he ran for his life from the planet’s largest land mammal, which can weigh anywhere between 5,000 and 14,000 pounds. But Brady kept filming on his iPhone, which he had out and rolling for personal use.
“I’m not a trained cameraman but I will pat myself on the back,” said Brady laughing. “I ran and I filmed.”
The iPhone footage made it into the show, showing Vilaca narrowly escape the elephant’s fury as another crew member jumped in front of the elephant, managing to stop the animal’s charge.
Although it only lasted a few seconds, Brady characterized the experience as “shocking.”
“It definitely created some adrenalin,” he said.
Brady only makes it out to the field once or twice a season and witnessing situations like this gave him an appreciation for series host Monaghan’s dedication to his audience.
“He really does put himself on the line for the experience and gives that experience to viewers,” said Brady, noting that during filming for the second season, Monaghan was bit by a monitor lizard in Thailand which required 40 stitches to patch him up.
While developing the concept for the show and looking for a host, Brady came across interviews of Monaghan talking about his love for insects while shooting “Lost.” So, he reached out to Monaghan through his agent and Monaghan jumped at the chance, telling Brady this was his dream job.
“It has been incredible to work with Dominic,” said Brady.
A third season hasn’t been confirmed yet but producers are in talks with BBC and the Emmy nomination may boost their bid, said Brady.
There is certainly no shortage of material to cover in another season, he adds.
“Dominic is incredibly passionate and has lists and lists of things he wants to explore,” Brady said.
I have finished adding screen captures from Lost Season 3.