Two Nordic television series to screen at In Development

Two Nordic television series has been selected to screen at In Development, an industry event organised by MipTV and Canneseries.

The first is an Icelandic series is called Violator, and is written by Jon Atli Jonasson. Since the series is in the early stages of development, practically nothing is known of it. However, with Jonasson on board it’s sure to be good. Jonasson has previously written The Deep (pictured) and Frost and is currently working on the upcoming Finnish/German television series Arctic Circle.

The second series is The Machinery, which is produced by Sweden’s Anagram.

The In Development competition has twelve projects competing. It aims to connect drama creates, producers, decision-makers, broadcasters, and financiers, as well as fast-tracking the production of series.

The full list of projects are:

  • Angelica, produced and written by Jen Mc Gowan and Eliza Lee in the U.S.
  • Dead Head produced by New Zealand’s Screentime NZ
  • GR5, produced by Zodiak Belgium
  • Les Miserables, produced by France’s Elephant Story
  • Strange Fishing Sundays, produced by Spain’s Laniakea Capital
  • The Machinery, produced by Sweden’s Anagram Sverige
  • The Sources of Evil, produced by Germany’s Wuste Film
  • Whatever, Linda, produced by Canada’s The Donaldson Company

An additional four series are in the early stages of development. They are:

  • Class A, written by Charley Packham, Oliver Deacon and Simon Schneider from the U.K.
  • Revival, written by Joseph Kay from Canada
  • Selfies, written by Joanne Lau from the U.K
  • Violator, written by Jon Atli Jonasson from Iceland
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.