Jakob Oftebro Stars As Hamilton In Spy Thriller

C More has announced that Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki) will star in the two season origin story of Swedish spy legend Hamilton as a younger man. The reboot of Jan Guillou’s beloved books, which have previously starred Stellan Skarsgard, Peter Haber and Mikael Persbrandt, will introduce Carl Hamilton on his first mission in Europe, set in the present day against a backdrop of rising tensions between the US and Russia. Jakob Oftebro said: "The story of Carl Hamilton is both spectacular and exciting,

Ride Upon The Storm Wins TV Drama Writing Prize

Adam Price, creator of Borgen and Ride Upon the Storm (Herrens veje), was awarded the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize and SEK 200,000 during the TV Drama Vision conference at the Göteborg Film Festival on Wednesday. The Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize recognises outstanding writing in television drama and is decided between five regional contenders. This year the nominees were: Ride Upon The Storm from Denmark, Deadwind from Finland, Stella Blómkvist from Iceland, Borderline from Norway and The Lawyer

Netflix Unveils Trailer For Danish Original The Rain

Netflix has released a teaser trailer for its first Danish original series The Rain, starring Iben Hjejle (Dicte) and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Legacy), which premieres this Spring. The Rain is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte), and is set in a post apocalyptic Copenhagen six years after a brutal biological catastrophe wiped out most of Scandinavia's human population. Two young Danish siblings embark on a search for safety. Guided only by

Walter Presents The River To UK, US and Australia

Eight-part Norwegian thriller The River (Elven) has been sold to six territories, including curated streaming service Walter Presents for the UK, US and Australia. The River is set in Northern Norway, where the Cold War never ended. In the close-knit village of Djupelv, everyone knows not to ask too many questions. However, things change when a little girl finds the remains of a body while out playing. The family doesn’t want to get involved so tip off the police anonymously, but

Plot Details Emerge For Greyzone Hostage Thriller

Premium streaming service C More has revealed plot details for its forthcoming hostage thriller Greyzone (Gråzon), starring Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen), about a planned terrorist attack in Scandinavia. When fugitive Iyad (Ardalan Esmaili) appears at the home of drone engineer Victoria (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) in Copenhagen, she is forced to provide classified information to save both her own and her son's life. The kidnapper's agenda is devastating, and Scandinavia is the target. Meanwhile, at the port of Gothenburg, a primed missile with