USA Adaptation Of Eyewitness Ordered Straight To Series

The USA Network has ordered a 10 part adaptation of Norwegian thriller Øyevitne (Eyewitness) straight to series. Adi Hasak, who wrote the adaptation, will serve as showrunner and executive producer, whilst creator of the original series Jarl Emsell Larsen will also be on board as an executive producer. Dawn Olmstead, EVP Development at Universal Cable Productions, said: “Norway’s incredible show Eyewitness is a bone-chilling thrill ride that not only exposes the details of a crime but also the secrets of the

Season Two Of Acquitted Starts Filming Next Month

After a record breaking opening in Norway for a drama series on TV2 (660,000 viewers), Frikjent (Acquitted) had a 30.5 % share with 1,038,000 Swedish viewers when it premiered on SVT1, making it a five year record for a Nordic TV series on SVT. Now, with a budget of 60 million kroner, preparations are underway to start filming next month. Series co-writer Anna Bache-Wiig says: "We start filming in February and we will be in Western Norway and Oslo. There's a bit

Mammon Season Two Ratings Increase With Catch-Up

The Norwegian press largely dismissed the premiere of Mammon season two on 3rd January as a failure when it drew only 604,000 viewers, compared to 971,000 for season one, and so headlines focussed on the "loss" of 300,000 viewers. However, Kristian Tolonen, Analysis Manager for NRK, remained optimistic about Mammon's reception: "A lot has happened in terms of the audience's viewing habits over the past two years - and what we see most clearly is that when it comes to drama,

The Hundred Year Old Man Eyes Oscar For Best Make-Up

Eva von Bahr and Love Larson have been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Make-Up & Hairstyling for their work on The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, in which they transformed 51 year old Robert Gustafsson to almost twice his actual age. "We sat here in our room and watched the broadcast and screamed, we cried so loud that the artisans in the street outside here stopped working. This is so great,"

Gunvald Larsson Rumoured To Return In Beck Spin Off

Expressen reports that negotiations are at an advanced stage for Mikael Persbrandt to reprise his role as Gunvald Larsson in a spin off from Beck. In the rumoured project Gunvald Larsson has left Stockholm CID and now works for Europol at The Hague in the Netherlands. There he leads a task force whose mission is to tackle serious organised crime and terrorism. However, the show's main focus is said to be Gunvald Larsson's personal life - the years have finally taken