Leif G W Persson

Fox adapts Swedish crime novels

US broadcaster Fox has again tapped the Scandinavian market to bolster its drama slate with a 13-episode series order based on novels from criminologist Leif G.W. Persson. Backstrom is being created by Hart Hanson (Bones) and will focus on a cranky Portland detective, played by Rainn Wilson (The American Office), who tries to change his […]

Sonet Film staffs up and launches TV division

Swedish film business Sonet Film has launched a TV division, Sonet Television. Sonet is a subsidiary of Scandinavian film major Svensk Filmindustri. Its TV division has already forged deals with a range of creative talent from the region and has a crimes series from Wallander creator Henning Mankel in development. It also has crime and […]