Gammel And Ramqvist To Adapt Söderberg’s Gertrud

After the success of Jordskott, Moa Gammel is to adapt Hjalmar Söderberg's play Gertrud along with writer Karolina Ramqvist. Moa Gammel is a leading actress in Sweden, but is less well known for her work as a creative producer (Känn Ingen Sorg and Tommy) and has now moved in to screenwriting. Together with writer Karolina Ramqvist she is writing a feature film based on Hjalmar Söderberg's 1907 play Gertrud. "It was my idea, I modernised the basic script and Karolina is now

Gentlemen and Gangsters Mini Series Set For The New Year

After the massive success of his feature film Gentlemen in 2014, Michael Marcimains has now turned his attention towards a full TV adaptation of Klas Östergren's novels, Gentlemen and Gangsters. Östergren has said that the series will be "the definitive version of this story." On New Year's Day the miniseries Gentlemen & Gangsters will premiere on SVT in Sweden. The cast includes David Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez and Sverrir Gudnasson. Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm

Norwegian TV Goes Underground With Valkyrien

The defunct Valkyrie station on Holmenkollbanen, which was in use between 1927 and 1985, is to be used for a new eight part thriller premiering on NRK in 2017: Valkyrien. The series has a budget of 65 million kroner and is to be written and directed by Erik Richter (Sønner, Varg Veum). Doctor Ravn (Sven Nordin) is a surgeon desperate to find a cure for his dying wife Vilma, played by Norwegian-Swedish actress Pia Halvorsen. The hospital had given up on

Viva Hate Picks Up Prestigious Prix Europa

Viva Hate has been awarded the Prix Europa 2015 for Best European TV Fiction Serial, with a special commendation handed to The Saboteurs (Kampen Om Tungtvannet). The awards ceremony took place last night at the Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting House in Berlin. Peter Birro's comedy drama Viva Hate takes place in Gothenburg in 1991 and is about music and young, desperate love. It is a colorful story about four young guys who play in a band and dream of making it big. The series

ABC To Remake Ack Värmland For The US

TV4 Sweden’s hit comedy series Ack Värmland which premiered this year has been picked up by ABC for a US remake. The pilot is written by Trophy Wife creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. The director of the original show, Ulf Malmros, will co=produce. Ack Värmland (international title Small Town Love) stars Mia Skäringer and Ida Hallquist as a working class mother and her daughter who become pregnant at the same time by their deadbeat boyfriends and have to share