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Swedish Agatha Christie reboot & feel-good comedy series coming

Two new television series are coming from Swedish production company B-Reel Films, Variety reports.

Each series is a remake in one way or another, remaking a British series and a Finnish series respectively.

The first of two series is an Agatha Christie reboot. B-Reel Films has signed a pact with Agatha Christie Limited to produce a Swedish-language adaptation of the cult series. TV4 has commissioned the untitled series, which is currently in development and will take place in Scandinavia. The production company hopes to be a contemporary, Nordic Noir take on the classic Agatha Christie stories.

“Agatha Christie is a huge brand name and Nordic Noir is a proven genre, so combining both elements gives us a very attractive package to work with,” added Patrik Andersson, head of development and producer, told Variety.

The second series is a feel-good dramedy titled Click Me, a Swedish remake of the Finnish dramedy series about divorced women in their 40s juggling their kids and careers, and venturing into the world of online dating. The series will be written by Swedish novelist Sara Kadefors and will be set in Stockholm.

B-Reel Films are behind many exciting projects, one of which is Euphoria, starring Alicia Vikander. The company has also just released Before We Die with SVT, which is being shopped at MipTV ahead of its premiere at Series Mania Festival later this month. The series has had around 1.3 million viewers every week, and B-Reel Films is developing a second series.

Stockholm-based film and TV shingle B-Reel Films, the company behind Alicia Vikander starring “Euphoria” and SVT’s crime series hit “Before We Die,” is ramping up its drama slate with two new high-concept shows: a Swedish reboot of Agatha Christie and “Click Me,” a feel-good dramedy series.

Info via Variety. 

 

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.