C More has announced that its investment in original drama is to continue with a two season reboot of Swedish spy thriller Hamilton, beginning with the origin story of Carl Hamilton as a young man.
The reboot of Jan Guillou’s beloved books, which have previously starred Stellan Skarsgard, Peter Stormare and Mikael Persbrandt, will introduce Carl Hamilton on his first assignment in Europe, set in the present day against a backdrop of rising tensions between the US and Russia.
Head of Drama for TV4 and C More, Josefine Tengblad, said: “We have long been looking for a strong local production with international potential and with Hamilton we really feel that we have found what we were looking for.”
“Hamilton is one of the strongest brands in the Nordic region with a main character that audiences love. The story in our new series also highlights what is happening in the world right now.”
Petter S. Rosenlund (The Saboteurs) will lead the writing team for Hamilton, which begins filming in 2017. It will premiere on C More and will be shown on TV4 at a later date.