Unge Lovende: Norway’s Answer To ‘Girls’?

Siri Seljeseth says that she wrote Unge Lovende (Young & Promising) based on her personal experiences, and even before a single episode has aired it is being compared favourably by critics to the hit US series Girls. Unge Lovende, which airs on NRK in Norway this week, follows three women in their 20s trying to find themselves in Oslo amongst a myriad of social expectations, ambitions and shattered dreams. The series begins with Elise (Seljeseth) who, having tried her hand at standup

Cast Confirmed For UK Noir Marcella

ITV's new crime drama Marcella, written by Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) will star Anna Friel. Filming begins in November and will run through until March 2016. Anna Friel said in a press release: “I’m thrilled to be working on Hans Rosenfeldt’s first English drama. Scandinavian storytelling is hugely inspiring but we Brits usually have to settle for doing a remake, so to be working with Hans on an original piece for ITV is a true privilege. Marcella is a complex woman

Larsson’s Millenium Series To Continue In Hollywood

Lisbeth Salander is set to continue her adventures in Hollywood, but not in The Girl Who Played With Fire (the second book in Stieg Larsson's Millenium series). Instead, Sony has opted for book number four, The Girl In The Spider's Web, controversially written by David Lagercrantz. The Hollywood Reporter says that ongoing talks are at an early stage between Sony and screenwriter Steven Knight, but that the new film will have a much lower budget than its Hollywood predecessor. Therefore it

Modus Renewed For A Second Season By TV4

Modus, loosely based on Anne Holt's best-selling novels about a forensic psychologist, has been well received by critics and viewers alike and has now been granted a second season by TV4. "The great reception speaks for itself and I am so happy to announce that TV4 has ordered another season of Modus and continues our focus on high quality Swedish drama," says TV4's Drama Director, Josefine Tengblad, in a press release. "It is wonderful that Melinda Kinnaman, Henrik Norlén and writers Mai

Lapidus Develops Legal Drama With The Bridge Creator

According to Göteborgs-Posten, writer and lawyer Jens Lapidus is developing a new legal drama for TV4, thought to be called Advokaterna (The Lawyers), to premiere in autumn 2017. Advokaterna will be a ten part legal drama about a young lawyer named Frank who is working on a big case that highlights parallels between his own family and Stockholm's criminal gangs. The script for the TV series has been written by Lapidus along with Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeld (creator of The