Nordic Noir Goes Kiwi In Straight Forward Caper

Nordic noir meets off-beat antipodean humour in Viaplay's new eight-part drama Straight Forward, set in Copenhagen and New Zealand, about a Danish woman’s attempts to leave her criminal past behind her by moving to a small New Zealand town. Silvia Petersen (Cecilie Stenspil) is a fraudster with a conscience - she only cheats those who deserve it. But when she gets mixed up with one of Denmark's most notorious criminals things get dangerous. Silvia will have to leave her mother and

Extended Stieg Larsson Documentary Set For TV

Henrik Georgsson's (The Bridge) forthcoming documentary feature about Stieg Larsson, The Man Who Played With Fire (Mannen som lekte med elden), will be released theatrically this August and then air in an extended four-part format on TV4 and C More in 2019. Although best known internationally for the Millenium trilogy of books and its film adaptations, Stieg Larsson co-founded and was Managing Editor of the Expo newspaper. He also wrote extensively about the Swedish Democrats, right-wing extremism and nazism in Sweden. Larsson

The Inner Circle To Begin Filming At Almedalen

Viaplay has announced that new eight-part political drama The Inner Circle (Den inre cirkeln), based on the debut novel by political strategist Per Schlingmann, will begin filming next month at the annual Almedalen Week political forum in Visby. The Inner Circle follows those at the very epicentre of the political world, during a hot summer at Almedal, with Niklas Engdahl (Bonus Family) as a career-driven business minister, Nanna Blondell (Hassel) as his press officer, and Ebba Hultkvist (Skärgårdsdoktorn) will also star. Per

Hero Of The Seas Awaits Green Light From NRK

An epic drama based on Hero Of The Seas (En sjøens helt) by Jon Michelet, who died on Saturday, is in development for NRK with a budget of NOK 130-150 million. The series of novels has sold 800,000 copies so far and the sixth volume, Krigerens hjemkomst, will be published this autumn. If greenlit, season one will be an adaptation of the first volume in the series, Skogsmatrosen, where 18-year-old Halvor Skramstad joins the Norwegian merchant navy in December 1939, and

HBO Nordic Orders Sci-fi Original Beforeigners

The first HBO Nordic original project to be ordered from from Norway will be eight-part science fiction drama Beforeigners (Fremvandrerne), written by Lilyhammer co-creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin about travellers seeking refuge from another time. Two individuals appear in Oslo under mysterious circumstances, but are just the first of many to arrive from the past who seek refuge in our time. However, The main focus of the series takes place seven years later, as the community is transformed by the