CMore has announced Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson, a playful whodunnit with a contemporary twist about the fictional detective created by Agatha Christie’s fictional writer Ariadne Oliver.
Former criminal investigator Sven Hjerson (Johan Rheborg) has solved some of the toughest cases in Swedish crime history. Now retired from the limelight, living on the fringes of society, his life mainly consists of daily routines, a vegan diet, vinyl record collecting and an unhealthy appetite for gossip.
Meanwhile, reality show producer Klara Sandberg’s (Hanna Alström) career has come to a halt and she is desperately looking for something new. She succeeds in pitching a major TV show starring Hjerson, which could be the solution to all her problems. There is just one small problem: she has never met Hjerson…
Head Of Drama at CMore, Josefine Tengblad, said: “Getting an opportunity to turn parts of Agatha Christies literary universe into a TV series is such a privilege. It is a great challenge and I am very proud of us having been entrusted with this project, something which has never been done in the world of television before.”
“With an amazing team both behind and in front of the camera we are going to create a contemporary whodunnit. In times like these I believe that we need to be entertained and seek escapism in things part recognizable, part innovative more than ever, the classic whodunnit in a brand new way!”
Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson comprises four feature length episodes and is currently filming on the island of Åland. It is slated to premiere on CMore in Autumn 2021.