Jens Lapidus’ best-selling Top Dog trilogy is to be adapted by Veronica Zacco (Thicker Than Water) into an eight-part thriller for Filmlance (The Bridge). Although the title is derived from the third book in the trilogy, the series will incorporate parts of The VIP Room and Stockholm Delete.
In Top Dog, lawyer Emily Jansson and ex-convict Najdan Maksumic are thrown together to investigate a mysterious disappearance that links their worlds. Emily is a rising star at her firm and Najdan wants to free himself of debt. She has been chosen for the job because she is skilled and effective, whilst Najdan has been chosen… well, why?
Managing Director of Filmlance, Lars Blomgren, told nordiskfilmogtvfond.com: “Here there are hardly any police officers involved in the case. It’s a much broader character-driven thriller.. Today there is a real market demand for different stories, with more heart, and Top Dog is a strong real-life inspired drama thriller.”
Top Dog goes into production this autumn.