Black Widows To Take Scandinavia By Storm

Norway’s Synnöve Macody Lund (Headhunters), Sweden’s Cecilia Forss (Simple Simon), and Denmark’s Beate Bille (Park Road) are to play a dangerous seductive trio in the new Nordic noir series Black Widows directed by Norwegian Janic Heen.

Black Widows is an eight part revenge thriller produced by MTG’s TV3 and its Nordic steaming service Viaplay, and is a remake of the Finnish hit series Mustat Lesket about three girlfriends who plot to get rid of their husbands. It had record ratings on Nelonen when it aired in 2014, and it is hoped that this new interpretation will do the same when it airs in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in spring 2016. The original format has also been sold to CBS Studios for a US remake.

Beate Bille, who plays Kira, said in a press release: “Kira is a strong woman who follows her feelings. She is an independent person who knows how she wants things. It is exciting to be able to play an artistic, female lead role.”

Synnöve Macody Lund says, “Johanne is the most adult of the three, she is sensible, strong and correct. She may seem serious, but the triangle softens her up. She’s really very vulnerable.”

Cecilia Forss describes her character, Rebekah as “basically a good person but unfortunately she lets her fear of conflict control her life. I’m thrilled to be a part of this trio. Both Beate and Synnöve are so warm, charismatic and talented.”

Swedish born Hollywood star Peter Stormare (Armageddon, Fargo) completes the star line-up.