Epic Saga The Restaurant Returns For Third Season

SVT has commissioned a third season of epic saga The Restaurant (Vår tid är nu) which follows the Löwander family and their restaurant through the decades that follow World War II. The series begins on Peace Day 1945 and centres on the Löwander family who run a prestigious restaurant in Stockholm. Season one covers the years 1945-1950 and season two moves the story on to 1955-1962, while the third season picks up the action in 1968-1971. SVT Head of Drama Anna Croneman

Midnight Sun & Fallet Nominated At C21 Awards

Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) and Fallet have been nominated for the C21 International Drama Awards, which will be voted for by 100 commissioners and buyers at the C21 International Drama Summit in London (November 27-29). Midnight Sun, which won Best New Series at the Roma Fiction Festival and the Audience Award for Best Series at Series Mania, is nominated for Best Non-English Language Drama against 4 Blocks (Germany), Maltese (Italy), Wasteland (Czechoslovakia), Ouro (France) and Your Honour (Israel). The series follows a French

Krister Henriksson To Play Transvestite Arms Dealer

Viaplay has announced that Krister Henriksson (Wallander) will play a transvestite arms dealer in Conspiracy Of Silence (Ingen utan skuld), a new eight-part political thriller directed by Charlotte Brändström. The series stars Jens Hultén (Johan Falk) as a former arms dealer forced into exile who returns to Sweden seeking revenge on the man who tried to kill him. Through this central story, the series will explore layers of complex moral issues from the authorities through to the individual. Krister Henriksson plays

Keanu Reeves Confirmed For More Swedish Dicks

Viaplay has announced that Keanu Reeves (John Wick) will reprise his role as Tex, alongside Peter Stormare and Johan Glans, for the second season of Swedish Dicks when it returns in December. Swedish Dicks is a comedy about a former stuntman Ingmar (Peter Stormare) and former DJ Axel (Johan Glans) who start a private investigation agency which tackles some of the strangest cases in LA, including the murder of Ingmar’s old stuntman friend Tex (Keanu Reeves). Keanu Reeves said: "The first season

Sweden Takes A Stand Against Sexual Harassment

Variety reports that the Swedish Film Institute will roll out a programme next year to educate producers and filmmakers about sexual misconduct in the workplace. The one-day course will cover gender equality, sexual harassment and the types of behaviour considered unacceptable. Participants will receive a "green card", and only holders of this will be eligible for funding from the Swedish Film Institute. CEO of the Swedish Film Insitute, Anna Serner, said: "Sexual harassment absolutely needs to defined to draw the line -