Minnesota Trilogy To Be Developed For US TV

Slingshot Global Media has signed a deal to develop a crime drama series with Nordic producer Tomas Backström based on a trilogy by Norwegian novelist Vidar Sundstol. The Minnesota trilogy is about Norwegian heritage policeman Lance Hansen who finds a young Norwegian tourist brutally murdered on the shores of Lake Superior in the United States, and finds links to a murder mystery dating back 100 years. "Often it is a bit difficult to answer how likely it is that a project

Occupied Sets Ratings Record For TV2

On Sunday 663,000 viewers watched the first episode of TV2's new drama Occupied (Okkupert), which gave TV 2 a 53.4% share of viewers aged 20-49. This is a new record for a drama premiere on TV2, narrowly beating Acquitted (Frikjent) which had 660,000 viewers when it premiered in March of this year. In a statement, Head of Drama Christopher Haug said: "Waking up to such figures makes a drama boss question if he's really awake or not. This feels like

Eyewitness Anneke Eyes International Emmy

Norwegian actress Anneke von der Lippe has been nominated for an International Emmy Award for her role as Sheriff Helen Sikkeland in the TV series Eyewitness (Øyevitne) produced by NRK Drama. It is the only Scandinavian TV drama vying for an Emmy this year, which takes place in New York on November 23. Von der Lippe became the first Norwegian actress to be nominated for an International Emmy in 2005 for her part as Health Minister in NRK’s political thriller Ved

The Sad Passing Of Henning Mankell

The Swedish author and playwright Henning Mankell died in his sleep early this morning in Gothenburg. He was 67 years old. He revealed that he was suffering from cancer in a newspaper column last year and described the experience in the book "Quicksand: What It Means To Be A Human Being." A spokesperson at Mankell's UK publisher Harvill Secker said: “Beloved by readers across the world, especially for his Kurt Wallander series, it was a privilege to have worked with a

Dicte Renewed For Season 3

Hit Danish crime procedural Dicte has been granted a third season, with filming to begin on October 19th. UK viewers can look forward to watching the series from the very beginning in early 2016 as it has been picked up by Channel 4 as part of the Walter Presents foreign language strand. Dicte follows recently divorced crime reporter Dicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) as she returns to the small town of Aarhus with her daughter. The series is based on the Elsebeth