Quicksand To Be First Original Swedish Netflix Drama

Netflix has announced that Quicksand (Störst av Allt) will be its first original Swedish production, adapted by Camilla Ahlgren (The Bridge) from the novel by Malin Persson Giolito. In Quicksand, a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb and high school student Maja Norberg finds herself on trial for murder. But as the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too is her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family. Erik Barmack, VP of International

Norway’s Monster Thriller Wins European Script Award

Screenwriter Hans Christian Storrøsten was handed the European Script Award at the Helsinki Script Festival on Friday for seven-part Norwegian crime thriller Monster, which premieres 10th October on NRK, In Monster, Jakob Oftebro plays Joel Dreyer, an investigator from Oslo who is sent to a remote community in Finnmark to work on a crime scene, where he collaborates with youthful local investigator Helle Gilbert (Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes) an ageing sheriff (Bjørn Sundquist) and comes up against criminal mastermind Margot

The Winners Of Kristallen 2017 Are Revealed

On Friday the winners were announced for Kristallen 2017 at the Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Centre in a ceremony hosted by journalist Kattis Ahlström. Kristallen serves to reward innovative thinking, originality and craftmanship in Swedish television and, whilst nineteen statues were handed out during the ceremony, just three were drama specific. Adam Pålsson picked up Best Actor for his role as Christian Svensson in Before We Die, an emotive and unpredictable story of family ties, dangerous loves and a brutal underworld

Bonus Family Begins Filming Season Three Next Year

SVT has announced that filming will begin in April 2018 for a third season of comedy drama Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen), which averaged 1.3 million viewers when season one aired earlier this year. Bonus Family, created by Felix Herngren (The 100 Year-Old Man) along with his wife Clara and and his sister Moa, revolves around two families and the complications that arise in their attempt to form a new family dynamic following divorce, such as raising each others’ kids and coping with

Strong Scandinavian Line-Up For Prix Europa 2017

Prix Europa (14 - 20 October), has announced 24 nominations from across Europe to compete for Best TV Fiction, which includes Before We Die (Innan vi dör), Follow The Money (Bedrag), and Valkyrien. The festival is an annual forum which aims to highlight the latest in media trends and support continental distribution. It has grown into Europe’s largest festival for Television, Radio and the Online Media since its inception in 1987, due its alliance with 19 European media organisations, as well