Midnight Sun Handed Audience Award At Séries Mania

At the 7th Séries Mania in Paris (April 15-24), French/ Swedish crime thriller Midnight Sun shared the Audience Award for Best Series with Beau Séjour from Belgium.

Midnight Sun is a $10.9 million, eight part drama, written and directed by Björn Stein and Måns Mårlind, starring French actress Leïla Bekhti and Swedish actor Gustaf Hammersten.

The series follows a French police officer (Bekhti) who travels to Kiruna, a small mining community in remote northern Sweden, to investigate the brutal murder of a French citizen. She joins forces with a half-Sami, half-Swedish DA (Hammarsten) and together they are faced with more killings by a ruthless serial killer, who is always one step ahead, and has a macabre plan.

A date for broadcast has yet to be announced but it will be during 2016 on SVT in Sweden and Canal+ in France. DR and NRK have bought the rights for Denmark and Norway respectively.