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Denmark’s TV 2 and Netflix team up for third season of ‘Rita’

MUMBAI: TV viewers in 2015 will be able to enjoy a third season of ‘Rita’, the Danish comedy-drama about a politically incorrect school teacher.

The third season of ‘Rita’ will be produced by SF Film Production and it is funded by a partnership between TV 2 and internet Television network Netflix. The production also receives support from Copenhagen Film Fund and The Public Service Fund.

‘Rita’ premiered on TV 2 in 2012. The series has also attracted an international following on Netflix. The third season continues the story of school teacher Rita who is independent, outspoken and adored by her students, but still has some growing up to do in her personal life.

TV2 programme director Anne Engdal Stig Christensen said, “We’ve wanted a new season of Rita for a long time because Rita is a strong and modern piece of TV drama, which focuses on our public school system and how we organize it. The financial partnership with Netflix has been crucial for the production of the third season of Rita.”

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “A key part of our mission is to curate the best TV series from around the world and make them available to our viewers globally. Denmark is world famous for great TV dramas and Rita is beloved by many Netflix members. We are excited to partner with TV 2 and SF Film Production so a third season of Rita is produced.”

Copenhagen Film Fund director Thomas Gammeltoft said, “Netflix loves these wonderfully off-beat Danish TV series as much as we do. Without the involvement of Netflix, season 3 of Rita likely would not have happened. We’re thrilled, this third season means additional growth and jobs for our area and the export of yet another TV series.”

The new season of ‘Rita’ is scheduled to air later this year on TV 2 in Denmark and will be available on Netflix shortly thereafter. Netflix will offer all seasons of ‘Rita’ to its members throughout Europe, the US, Canada and Australia and New Zealand later in 2015.