Adam Pålsson to star in new Swedish crime series

The Swedish actor Adam Pålsson has been confirmed to be starring in a new Swedish crime series called The Conductor (Dirigenten). 

The series will follow Swedish financier Tom Blixen (Pålsson), who is drawn into a brutal financial struggle in Moscow as capitalism takes hold after the fall of Communism. Tom believes he can handle the corruption that runs through the Russian businesses, but a venture throws him into conflict with the politicians, and Tom finds himself in danger.

The Conductor is adapted from the acclaimed Moscow Noir trilogy by Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström. Mikael Håfström (2003’s Evil) is directing.

Pålsson is perhaps best known for his leading role in season three of The Bridge, though earlier this year he had the main role in a biopic about Ted Gärdestad called Ted: Show Me Love, which is yet to be released abroad. 

The Conductor will be released in Sweden in January 2019 on C More, and will later air on TV4. No international release date will be announced. 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.