Sara Blaedel Novels Set For Hollywood Treatment

Deadline reports that Bron Studios will adapt the Louise Rick detective novels, written by Sara Blaedel, into a TV series beginning with The Forgotten Girls for season one. In The Forgotten Girls, the body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a remote forest. A large, scar on one side of her face should make identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, jeopardises the investigation by releasing a photo of the

US Remake Of Skam Rolls Out On Facebook Watch

Simon Fuller's (Idol) US remake of hit Norwegian teen drama Skam (Shame), which blended its storytelling with social media strands, will roll out on Facebook’s new Watch platform. 2016 Gullruten winner Skam, which followed the heartbreaks, social inadequacies, experimentation and future fears of a group of high school students in Oslo, gained a loyal following in Norway with 1.2m viewers from a population of just 5m. Head of Creative Strategy for Facebook, Ricky Van Veen, said: "When I first heard about

Lena Olin Takes Riviera To US Cable With Ovation

US cable network Ovation has picked up Sky Atlantic's ten-part thriller Riviera, starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity) and Lena Olin (Vinyl) in a tale about an art curator who is determined to uncover the truth about her husband’s death. Set in the south of France, Georgina (Julia Stiles) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty,

BBC Four Picks Up Below The Surface For The UK

BBC Four has picked up UK rights to Danish hostage thriller Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen), created and directed by Kasper Barfoed (Dicte). It is expected to air in 2018. In Below The Surface. fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train, and a terror taskforce led by Philip Norgaard (Johannes Lassen) and Louise Falk (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, reporter Naja Toft (Paprika Steen) acts as a go-between with the hostages and police and, as the media

Below The Surface Season Two Now In Development

The Danish Film Institute Public Service Fund has granted 800,000 kroner in support to develop a second season of Kanal 5 thriller Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen). In the first season of Below The Surface. fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train, and a terror taskforce led by Philip Norgaard (Johannes Lassen) and Louise Falk (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, reporter Naja Toft (Paprika Steen) acts as a go-between with the hostages and police and, as the