MIDNIGHT SUN to screen on African television

The Swedish/French television series Midnight Sun is going to debut in 58 African territories on M-Net’s foreign-language block.

The series starts with the brutal murder of a French citizen and sees French homicide investigatorKahina Zadi (Leïla Bekhti) go to Kiruna, Sweden. Together with Rutger Burlin (Peter Stormare) she begins an investigation that soon takes on staggering proportions. The series is particularly noted for its use of the Sami culture.

The 8×60’ series is coproduced by French pay TV company Canal+, Swedish pubcaster SVT and Filmpool Nord, and produced by France’s Atlantique Productions and Scandinavia’s Nice Drama. Midnight Sun was created by Mårlind & Stein (Bron/Broen) and based on an idea by Henrik Jansson-Schweizer and Patrick Nebout.

Midnight Sun is also due to screen on Sky Atlantic in the UK, Hot in Israel, NRK in Norway, Danish pubcaster DR, RUV in Iceland, MTV3 in Finland and VRT in Belgium by distributor StudioCanal.

Information via C21


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.