Two new high-end television series in development

The newly established Swedish production company Dramacorp has announced two new high-end dramas that are in development: Crypted and Hamilton. Dramacorp is headed by Patrick Nebout and Mia Sohlman (co-creator of Blue Eyes (pictured)).

Hamilton is a ten-part series that is a co-production between Dramacorp and Swedish IP-rights company IRLC. It is based on Jan Guillou’s best-selling books, which follow Swedish spy Carl Hamilton. Speaking to the Nordisk Film and TV Fund, Nebout said that they wanted to move beyond classic Nordic Noir into a more contemporary world of politics, paranoia and the games played among the Scandinavian countries, the USA and Russia.

Crypted is also a ten part series and this is co-produced by Helsinki-based Fisher King Production. It is based on an original idea by French graphic novel author Sylvain Runberg, known to Scandi audiences for his comic book adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. This series aims to target young adults and will be shot in English throughout Finland, aiming to take advantage of the new tax incentives that will come into effect in 2017.


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.