Irvine Welsh To Adapt Torpederna For The US

Paramount Television are developing Legbreakers, an English language version of the hit Swedish drama Torpederna. Novelist and playwright Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will adapt the series, with Fredrik Bond to direct. The original series follows Sonny who is released from prison after serving six years behind bars. During his time in prison he started a secret relationship with his social worker Camilla, and now just wants to live an ordinary life. But finding a decent job is not easy and the temptation

Heartless Added To Walter Presents UK Line Up

Hit Danish supernatural thriller Heartless has been added to the Walter Presents UK line up. It has not been announced whether it will air on one of Channel 4's broadcast channels or be available on the VOD service All4 only. In Heartless, siblings Sofie and Sebastian carry a dark and fatal secret. In order to survive they must feed on the life force of other people, and if they do not stop in time then their sacrifice will burn up. Sofie

Follow Up Announced To Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves

Jonas Gardell has announced that the script for his new project has been submitted and will feature some of the same characters as Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves (Torka Aldrig Tårar Utan Handskar). Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves was a three part mini series which focused on young gay men during the AIDS epidemic in 1980s Stockholm, and earned a Kristallen award in 2013 for Best TV Drama. It told the story of Rasmus, who leaves the small town and bigotry

Rachel and Jossan: No Filter

Tonight is the premiere of new comedy series Rachel och Jossan: Utan Filter on TV3 in Sweden, where Rachel Molin (Högklackat) and Josephine Bornebusch (Solsidan, Welcome To Sweden) write, direct and play amplified versions of themselves. Playing a fictionalised version of oneself is nothing new in comedy, with Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David being the highest profile examples, but even in Sweden it has been done before with Johan Ulveson and Felix Herngren in Ulveson and Herngren. However, Rachel Mohlin and

Rams And A Pigeon Nominated For European Film of the Year

Nominations are in for the 28th European Film Awards, with 88th Academy Awards rivals Rams (Iceland) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden) competing for Best Film. More than 3,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winner who will be announced on 12th December in Berlin. Rams takes us to a secluded valley in Iceland where brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. but have not spoken to each