Swedish Dicks In Hollywood

ViaSat aims to take on Netflix with original scripted programming for its streaming service ViaPlay. The first project will be Swedish Dicks, produced by Brain Academy and Peter Stormare’s Viking Brothers Entertainment. Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski) will share the lead with comedian Johan Glans in Swedish Dicks, a comedy about two Swedes trying to survive as unlicensed private detectives in downtown Los Angeles. “We are thrilled to deliver the first ViaPlay original series, starring the biggest names in acting and

The Bridge To A Fourth Season?

SVT's hit series The Bridge is now nearing the end of its third season in Scandinavia, and begins it's run in the UK on BBC4 this weekend, but will it return for a fourth? "If Sofia wants," reveals series creator Hans Rosenfeldt in an interview on Sveriges Radio. "We're talking about a season four, but there is much that must fall into place before it is finalised. There may be a fourth season, but it depends crucially on whether Sofia Helin

Irvine Welsh To Adapt Torpederna For The US

Paramount Television are developing Legbreakers, an English language version of the hit Swedish drama Torpederna. Novelist and playwright Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will adapt the series, with Fredrik Bond to direct. The original series follows Sonny who is released from prison after serving six years behind bars. During his time in prison he started a secret relationship with his social worker Camilla, and now just wants to live an ordinary life. But finding a decent job is not easy and the temptation

Heartless Added To Walter Presents UK Line Up

Hit Danish supernatural thriller Heartless has been added to the Walter Presents UK line up. It has not been announced whether it will air on one of Channel 4's broadcast channels or be available on the VOD service All4 only. In Heartless, siblings Sofie and Sebastian carry a dark and fatal secret. In order to survive they must feed on the life force of other people, and if they do not stop in time then their sacrifice will burn up. Sofie

Follow Up Announced To Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves

Jonas Gardell has announced that the script for his new project has been submitted and will feature some of the same characters as Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves (Torka Aldrig Tårar Utan Handskar). Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves was a three part mini series which focused on young gay men during the AIDS epidemic in 1980s Stockholm, and earned a Kristallen award in 2013 for Best TV Drama. It told the story of Rasmus, who leaves the small town and bigotry