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New Swedish/French television drama coming

With Midnight Sun, a Swedish/French television drama, proving to be a successful formula, two production companies have teamed up to develop a new television series.

In the first joint venture of Beta Films’ new pan-European production operation, Dramacorp, a Stockholm-based production company, is teaming up with Paris-based company Isolani Pictures to co-develop Rare, a television drama in a parallel future where the Earth is running out of air.

The main character of the series is Hannah, who has heart problems and is doing her best to survive in this world. To ensure life on Earth as the planet runs out of air, the healthiest inhabitants are frozen for two centuries. The series will be directed by France’s Theirry Poiraud, who has an upcoming thriller, Black Spot, about to debut on France2. Poiraud described Rare as ‘an independent, character-driven, unsettling vibe’.

The series is written by Sweden’s Alex Haridi, who wrote the critically acclaimed Real HumansRare will most certainly have the same vibe as the series.

Rare is executive-produced by Nebout (Midnight Sun) and Mia Sohlman, the creator/producer of Blue Eyes.

Info via Variety

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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.