New Scandinavian crime drama in the works

A new Scandinavian crime drama is coming from the producers of Midnight Sun, Variety reports.

Titled Andersonville, the English-language series will be set in 1910s Chicago. The story focuses on the Ericson family, three Swedish siblings who migrated to Chicago in search in search of the American dream. The series is about immigration and rambunctious growth.

The series is currently being promoted as the next Nordic Noir, despite not being set in the typical Scandinavian setting. It is assumed that since the main characters are Swedish that we’ll hear some Scandinavian language, but the crime drama seems to be claiming the term ‘Nordic Noir’ to appeal to the already large fan base in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries like Germany and Australia.

Andersonville will be produced by Nice Drama, who are behind the recently successful Midnight Sun. This move to an American setting highlights the production houses international ambitions.

Production is estimated to start in 2018.

Pictured: Chicago in 1910




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.