Sara Blaedel Novels Set For Hollywood Treatment

Deadline reports that Bron Studios will adapt the Louise Rick detective novels, written by Sara Blaedel, into a TV series beginning with The Forgotten Girls for season one. In The Forgotten Girls, the body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a remote forest. A large, scar on one side of her face should make identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, jeopardises the investigation by releasing a photo of the

US Remake Of Skam Rolls Out On Facebook Watch

Simon Fuller's (Idol) US remake of hit Norwegian teen drama Skam (Shame), which blended its storytelling with social media strands, will roll out on Facebook’s new Watch platform. 2016 Gullruten winner Skam, which followed the heartbreaks, social inadequacies, experimentation and future fears of a group of high school students in Oslo, gained a loyal following in Norway with 1.2m viewers from a population of just 5m. Head of Creative Strategy for Facebook, Ricky Van Veen, said: "When I first heard about

Lena Olin Takes Riviera To US Cable With Ovation

US cable network Ovation has picked up Sky Atlantic's ten-part thriller Riviera, starring Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity) and Lena Olin (Vinyl) in a tale about an art curator who is determined to uncover the truth about her husband’s death. Set in the south of France, Georgina (Julia Stiles) is newly married to billionaire Constantine Clios when he is killed in a yacht explosion. She is shocked to discover the fortune that maintained his immaculate, ever-so-tasteful lifestyle is tainted with dishonesty,

Morten Tyldum Adapts The Black Viking For Paramount

Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) is set to adapt Bergsveinn Birgisson's 2013 novel The Black Viking (Den svarte vikingen) as a TV series for Paramount Television, with each season expected to cost between 600 and 800 million kroner. The story begins in Rogaland, 846 AD. A very special royal son is born. But we know almost nothing about Geirmund Heljarskinn, except for his Mongolian features and that he had hundreds of Christian slaves from Scotland and Ireland. The past

Bill Skarsgård Set For Stephen King’s Castle Rock

Bill Skarsgård, who recently starred as Pennywise the clown in horror blockbuster IT, will next appear Stateside in Stephen King's latest venture, Castle Rock for Hulu in 2018. The ten-part series is a psychological-horror set in the Stephen King multiverse which weaves together an epic saga of darkness and light, played out over a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things,