Viaplay plans to ‘Live Life’ with Swedish YA drama commission

Nordic streamer Viaplay has commissioned young adult drama Live Life as its next Swedish original series. Produced by FLX and known locally as Leva Life, the eight-part series follows the story of three friends whose lives are upended when one of them discovers they have a large tumour. Hanna Ardéhn plays 24-year-old Nora, who is […]

Viaplay seeks ‘The Meaning Of Life’ in new Swedish original drama

NENT Group streamer Viaplay has commissioned Swedish drama The Meaning Of Life (aka Meningen Med Livet) as its latest original series. The eight-part series, which is produced by Sussan Treshow for FLX and created by Maria Nygren (The Lawyer) and Tove Eriksen Hillblom (Solsidan) will launch exclusively on the platform in autumn 2022. The Meaning Of […]

News round-up: Netflix acquires Oz’s ‘Operation Buffalo’; C More renews ‘Blinded’; RTÉ undertakes ‘The Love Experiment’  

Netflix acquires Oz’s ‘Operation Buffalo’ Netflix has acquired Australian spy thriller Operation Buffalo to steam across the APAC region, excluding China, following a deal with distributor About Premium Content (APC). The series will land on the global streamer on 28 February, while APC has also sold the title to Belgian broadcaster RTBF. These latest deals […]

Netflix adapts ‘Chasing Hillary’ for political drama, expands Swedish offering

Netflix has handed out a commission for a political drama based on New York Times journalist Amy Chozick’s book Chasing Hillary and ordered a Swedish scripted series from Lisa Langseth (Euphoria). The Girls on the Bus will follow four female journalists as they track presidential candidates in the US and is being exec produced by […]

Netflix nabs Swedish original from The Bridge scribe

Netflix has commissioned its first original series from Sweden, which has the head writer from The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren, attached. Störst av Allt (Quicksand) is based on a novel from Malin Persson Giolito that’s been translated into 26 languages. The story follows the trial of a normal student girl following a mass shooting a prep […]

Keshet nabs Nordic noir for Cannes

Keshet International has picked up international rights to Fallet, a new Scandinavian noir series out of Sweden. The eight-part drama follows a Swedish and a British detective – Lisa Henni (Easy Money) and Adam Godley (Breaking Bad) – as they investigate a gruesome murder. Swedish prodco FLX (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window […]

Sweden’s TV4, Amy Poehler hook up for comedy

Swedish network TV4 has hooked up with Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler to produce a half-hour comedy about an American man who falls for a Swedish woman. Poehler and her brother Greg will produce Welcome to Sweden under their new production banner, Syskon. Also on board are Stockholm-based producer FLX, which is behind TV4’s […]