Viaplay Finds Cold Courage From Pekka Hiltunen

MTG Studios has announced that eight-part international crime drama Cold Courage, adapted by David Joss Buckley (Hinterland) from the best-selling novel by Pekka Hiltunen, will premiere on streaming service Viaplay in 2019. Directed by Agneta Fagerström-Olsson (Wallander), Cold Courage follows two young Finnish women in London who are drawn inexorably together by the Studio – a clandestine group dedicated to bringing justice to those beyond the law. However, as the Studio's fight intensifies against exploitation, violence and corporate greed, can its

Bullets Wins Hearts Of Drama Buyers At Cannes

Variety reports that Finnish thriller Bullets, written by Pesonen Matti Laine (Bordertown) and Kirsi Vikman (Mother of Mine), was presented with the inaugural MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit Coup de Coeur Award on Sunday in Cannes. The MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit focuses on new trends and upcoming series in production, and provides buyers with a first look at six new high-end dramas, selected for their writing and production values, originality and worldwide appeal. Bullets follows two strong women. Mari Saari (Krista Kosonen) is a cop

Those Who Kill Set For Reboot On Viaplay

Those Who Kill (Den som dræber), which originally aired on TV2 Denmark in 2011, is set for a reboot on Viaplay and TV3 with a fresh take that includes a brand new cast and narrative structure, directed by Carsten Myllerup (Black Widows). Based on an original idea by Elsebeth Egholm, the first season originally aired as five two-part stories and concluded with the feature film Fortidens skygge. However, season two will be a single continuous crime story across eight episodes that

Before We Die Confirmed For Second Season

SVT has revealed to Expressen that Before We Die (Innan vi dör) will return in Autumn 2019 for an eight-part second season, with Adam Pålsson and Marie Richardson confirmed to reprise their roles. In the first season, police officer Hanna Svensson’s lover and colleague disappears during an undercover operation involving criminal biker gangs. Hanna takes over SMS contact with his mole, and soon realises the extent of the investigation: a brutal and diabolical plan to take over the underworld. By the end,

Bergman & Recht Set For Sthlm Requiem On C More

C More has announced that filming has begun on Sthlm Requiem, a ten-part adaptation of Kristina Ohlsson's best-selling Bergman & Recht crime novels set in the shadows of Stockholm. Sthlm Requiem follows criminologist Fredrika Bergman (Liv Mjønes) who, after a tragic car accident, begins working with the police as an investigative analyst. Her skills are soon recognised by Inspector Alex Recht (Jonas Karlsson), and soon they are working together in a fight against cruel violence and unspeakable evil on the dark