Two years after it was first commissioned by Denmark’s TV2, eight-part crime drama The Sommerdahl Murders (Dan Sommerdahl) is finally ready to go into production, adapted by Lolita Belstar (The Legacy) from the best selling novels by Anna Grue.
Set in a picturesque town on the coastline, each episode revolves around an intriguing, perfidious murder case solved by Dan Sommerdahl and his best friend Detective Superintendent Fleming Torp. Grounded and emotionally compelling, the series will tell its stories from the heart to appeal to a broad audience.
Head writer, Lolita Belstar, said: “I see the project as a wonderful and inspiring opportunity to create a series that clearly confronts one of the most basic human feelings: the wish for the safety of our loved ones.”
“The love-triangle driving the long arc of The Sommerdahl Murders gives us as a team, as well as the characters, reason to work on a crucial dilemma I believe every human struggles within our time: Should I let my personal desire dictate my actions or should I find a way to work for the happiness of myself AND others?”
The Sommerdahl Murders is slated to begin filming next spring with ZDF on board as co-producer, and work should be complete by the end of 2019. Should the series prove to be successful, rights have already been secured to continue with the characters beyond the published novels.