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What is Dark Riviera

Dark Riviera is an Intellectual Property (IP) creation company with an innovative virtuous ecosystem that maximizes value. We create innovative and 360° content for international production, distribution and licensing.

  • Dark Riviera is a house created by and for A-list talent from a variety of entertainment industries and from all over the world.

  • We create international IPs with a solid local anchor specifically tailored for multiple platforms (TV series, Film, Game, Comic Book, Kids’ book, Podcast, Live…) .

  • We tackle a diversity of genres (Science Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Comedy, Supernatural, Fantasy, Sitcom, Animation, Documentary…) and audiences (Kid, Young Adult, Adult, Elderly, Family…).

  • Dark Rivera is geared for premium content at significant volumes with tailored cost control.


Dark Riviera has the focus and skillset to marry gaming, television, graphic novel, podcast practices, in order to rapidly create high valued IPs. Its talent centred approach is the missing link in the booming industry of international specialized 360° content.


Based in Stockholm, Dark Riviera was founded in 2021 by A-list graphic novelist Sylvain Runberg, international TV and film writer-director David Dusa, Studiocanal China founder, ex-CEO and film & TV producer Emilie Blézat, and backed by video game producer and investor Robert Bäckström.


Throughout our careers, we have published 123 books translated into 26 languages, produced 22 features films, documentaries and TV series, produced 14 video games, and participated in the distribution and sales of 600 intellectual properties. We also advise companies and organisations on their international and diversification strategy.

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We create, develop and produce vidéo games and board games.

Film & Television

We create, write, direct, showrun, produce and coproduce Films and TV series.

Books & Graphic Novels

We create, write and co-publish Graphic Novels, Books, Kids' Books, illustrated Novels. From our IPs and other people's IPs as well.

We create and produce audio, podcast, and live shows.

We advise companies and organisations on their international and diversification strategies.

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