Finnish series ‘Bullets’ on Its Way to the Screen

The high-end Finnish series Bullets created by producer Minna Virtanen with seasoned drama writer Antti Pesonen (Bordertown, Nymphs), who shares the writing credit with Matti Laine (Bordertown) and Kirsi Vikman (Mother of Mine), is on its way to the screen.

Director Antti Jokinen (Purge, The Resident) has reunited with actress Krista Kosonen (Purge, The Midwife) who is playing one of the two main roles together with German actress Sibel Kekilli (Game of Thrones, Head-On). Kosonen plays the exceptionally gifted undercover cop Mari Saari, who has infiltrated the inner circle of a suicide bomber recruiter Madina Taburova (Kekilli), nicknamed the ‘black widow’. Mari unwittingly forms a kinship with Madina and soon finds her duties as a cop and her drive to protect Madina at war with each other. But everything is not as it seems.

Bullets is an extremely valuable project for us and we are delighted to cooperate with internationally recognised talents. It’s amazing to offer our customers a character-driven and twist-laden series with two strong female characters. Ani Korpela, Head of Content at Elisa Viihde

The Finnish Film Foundation just granted production support to the show set to start filming in November 2017 between Finland, Belgium and Georgia. The Elisa Viihde Original will premiere on the Finnish streaming service in the fall 2018 and after on the commercial channel MTV3. It is produced by Vertigo, and Germany’s Nadcon and Benelux’s Lumiere serve as co-producers. Sky Vision that handles world sales will start pitching Bullets to world buyers at MIPCOM in Cannes.

Featured photo: Vertigo

Source: Nordic Film & TV Fund


Barbara Majsa

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