Swedish pubcaster SVT has commissioned a TV adaptation of the 2000 Ingmar Bergman film Faithless.
The 6 x 45-minute drama series will be directed by Tomas Alfredson, who helmed Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Let the Right One In, and written by Sara Johnsen (July 22, The Occupation).
Fremantle-owned The Rain producer Miso Film is behind the project, which explores the relationship between passion and love through an erotic triangle. David falls in love with his best friend Mark’s wife, the beautiful Marianne. But David and Marianne’s love affair has painful consequences for two families.
“To bring together two such strong creatives as Sara Johnsen and Tomas Alfredson, with a unique and at the same time timeless text by Ingmar Bergman is extremely exciting. It is also an example of the ambitious projects like us at SVT drama, and public service in general, will need to protect in the future”, said Anna Croneman, head of drama at SVT.
As well as producing The Rain as Scandinavia’s first original Netflix series, Miso Film is also behind projects including The Investigation, crime series Those Who Kill and Dicte: Crime Reporter, Warrior, Face to Face, 1864 and The Bombardment.