Walter Presents Farang & The Court UK Premieres

Foreign language streaming service Walter Presents has picked up the UK rights from Red Arrow Studios for Swedish thriller Farang and Icelandic legal drama The Court (Réttur), which serves as a prequel to Case. In Farang, which premieres on Channel 4 later this year, former criminal Rickard (Ola Rapace) is out of options and flees Sweden to start afresh in Thailand. Ten years later he still has a price on his head, but when his daughter Thyra (Louise Nyvall) comes looking

All Star Ensemble For Wedding Funeral & Baptism

A star-studded ensemble cast has been revealed for new C More drama Bröllop, begravning och dop (Wedding, Funeral & Baptism), directed by Colin Nutley (Heartbreak Hotel), which began filming this week. Following his debut for C More in 2016 with Missing (Saknad), Colin Nutley returns with a four-part mini-series set in a small Swedish town where two families meet at a wedding. A dramatic event then unfolds that leads them to a funeral and a baptism. The ensemble cast includes Helena Bergström,

Porsche 911 From The Bridge Sells For £125,000

The 1977 Porsche 911S driven by Saga Norén (Sofia Helin) in The Bridge sold for £125,000 at a charity auction held at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed on Friday. The proceeds will be donated to WaterAid, which counts Sofia Helin among its patrons. Imported to Sweden from San Francisco in 2009 and finished in Jäger Grun, this Porsche is a real piece of motoring and TV history. The auction guide price was just £20-30K, but there were twenty registered bidders before

Elisa Viihde Orders AJ Annila Sphere of Shadows

Finnish streaming service Elisa Viihde has ordered Sphere of Shadows (Nyrkki), a ten-part international political thriller series to be directed by AJ Annila who dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins for The Eternal Road, including Best Film and Best Director. Inspired by true historical events, Sphere of Shadows is set in Helsinki during the 1950s when global powers and their intelligence agencies gathered in the small neutral country that stood between the East and the West. Written by Kristi Manninen

Skam Earns Place In Norway Cultural Archive

Kulturnytt reports that NRK youth drama Skam (Shame), which followed the everyday lives of students at Hartvig Nissen High School in Oslo, will have two of its scripts archived in the Norwegian National Library in recognition of their cultural impact. The 2016 Gullruten winner has attracted a loyal global following since its premiere in 2015, and picked up a number of awards including the Peer Gynt Prize for showing Norway in a positive light abroad, and the LGBT Denmark Salmon Award