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New series to be made about the Swedish novel ‘The Patriots’

The Swedish novel The Patriots (Patrioterna) has been picked up to be made into a television series.

The US production company Fabrik Entertainment has acquired the rights to the novel and will produce a series based on the story.

The story is a thriller that focuses on a terrorist cell that targets leading journalists from Sweden’s major newspapers. The young journalist Madeleine Winther

Fear is spreading at Stockholm’s newsrooms after the murder of a female journalist. Employees who are used to receiving daily threats now fear for their lives. It is the debut novel from journalist-turned-writer Pascal Engman. It was released in Sweden in August 2017.

Fabrik Entertainment CEO Henrik Bastin, a Swede living in the US, said he could “immediately see the appeal of the book.” The company has produced series like the American version of The Killing and Bosch.

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.