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Cast announced for a new Swedish financial crime series

Matias Varela and Julia Ragnarsson are set to star in a new Swedish financial crime thriller called Blinded (Fartblinder in Swedish).

Blinded follows a journalist on the trail of corruption in the world of high finance. Looking for the next scoop, the journalist detects irregularities in ST Bank’s trading department. But, of course, there is a high price to pay for the pursuit of truth. The series is based on the books by economic journalist Carolina Neurath. Jesper Harrie (Solsidan) is writing the series with Maria Karlsson (Easy Money) and Jonas Bonnier . Jens Jonsson (Easy Money) and Johan Lundin will be directing.

Ragnarsson will play the journalist Bea Farkas, who detects irregularities at a high-profile bank. Varela is Peder Rooth, the bank’s CEO. She has worked in major Scandinavian films and television series including Stockholm Stories and The Bridge. Varela had a breakout role in the TV4 series New Times before working around the world in film and television, including the Netflix series Narcos.

Production on Blinded starts later this month. FLX, who produced Netflix’s first Swedish original series Quicksand, is producing for CMore and TV4. All3Media International is handing international distribution, and this is the company’s first Scandinavian drama.

Blinded will be released in 2019.

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.