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.