Jo Nesbo

Sky Arts is Occupied with Scandi drama

UK pay TV channel Sky Arts has acquired Norwegian political thriller series Occupied. The deal with Zodiak Rights means the Jo Nesbø-penned show will debut in the UK early next year. Its debut on commissioning channels TV2 in Norway and Arte in France comes on October 2 and in November, respectively. The show comes from […]

HBO orders Nesbo novel adaptation

HBO is developing an hour-long drama based on Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbø’s crime story and feature film Headhunters. Writer and executive producer Alexander Woo (True Blood) will adapt the 2008 novel for US premium cable channel. TBI first learned Zodiak Media-owned Scandi prodco Yellow Bird Entertainment was looking to take the property to television in […]

New partners for Jo Nesbo political thriller

Franco-German channel Arte and Zodiak Media’s French drama producer GTV have joined Norway’s NRK on an original political thriller series from acclaimed scriptwriter Jo Nesbø, TBI can reveal. The French companies are now onboard Occupied, a 10x45mins thriller from another Zodiak drama producer, Norway’s Yellow Bird, which is best known as the producer and rights […]