Norway’s TV3 has announced that new thriller Rekyl, inspired by real events in the Oslo criminal underworld, will form part of its Spring 2018 line-up.
Inspired by the 2004 NOKAS robbery and the 2013 Cappelen money laundering case, Rekyl follows a gang of criminals who believe that the police took off with the money and drugs haul from a raid which left one of the gang dead and the rest behind bars.
Upon his release, Robin (Odin Waage) tries to become a law-abiding citizen, but his brother’s murder hangs over him. He decides to prove that the police are corrupt, get the money back and clear a massive debt owed to a deadly syndicate.
Kristine Berg, who co-created the series with Arne Berggren, told VG: “We are fascinated by criminals and their psychology. Which side of the law are they on, and is it so easy to define? Is there a clear division, or is there a grey area?”