On The Corner, the UK production company behind the award winning documentaries Senna and Amy, has picked up the TV rights for Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series.
Jónasson said: “I am thrilled that we have finalised this deal with On the Corner. They have set out very ambitious plans to bring my books to the screen and I am confident that my characters and stories are in very capable hands.”
The Dark Iceland series is set in in the remote fishing village of Siglufjörður in Northern Iceland where Ari Thór, a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik, is living with a troubled past.
There are currently plans for five books. Snowblind and Nightblind have already been published, whilst Blackout is to follow later this year and a deal is in place to deliver a further two.
Karen Sullivan from Orenda Books said: “It is beyond exciting to know that such a prestigious production company will be bringing this fabulous series to the small screen.”
“Ragnar’s books are atmospheric, chilling and evocative, and he cleverly weaves together the very best aspects of Nordic Noir with all the elements of a Golden Age mystery… TV is a natural home for them.”