EXCLUSIVE: Felix Herngren, director and author of Oscar-nominated The 100 Yr-Previous Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, is directing a Viaplay adaptation of Emelie Schepp’s novel Jana – Marked for Life, with Erik Barmack exec producing amongst others.
Herngren is pairing with Henrik Björn (Jordskott) on the six-part adaptation, which tells the story of public prosecutor and former baby soldier Jana Berzelius.
Throughout an investigation into the homicide of a high-ranking official on the Swedish Migration Company, the primary suspect can be discovered lifeless, and Jana instantly acknowledges one thing on his scarred physique. To grasp her personal traumatic previous, Jana should attain the killer forward of the police. In keeping with Viaplay, the e-book has offered greater than 3M copies throughout 30 international locations.
Wild Sheep Content material’s Barmack, a former high-profile Netflix Worldwide senior exec, is exec producing alongside Sussan Treschow, Elin Kvist, Martin Rea and Lotta Dolk.
“There are good explanation why Emelie Schepp has been named Sweden’s high thriller author three years in a row,” mentioned Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay’s Group Chief Content material Officer. “Her tales are taut and unsettling, and Jana is an intriguing character.”
Writers are Maria Karlsson (Snabba Money), Daniel Sawka and Charlotte Lesche and Herngren, who directed and wrote the Oscar nominated 2013 characteristic The 100 Yr-Previous Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, is directing with Björn. FLX is co-producing with Viaplay, the Nordic streamer that’s concentrating on 60 worldwide originals this yr and lately ordered its debut UK drama – a remake of Ian Rankin’s Rebus. Viaplay Content material Distribution will deal with world gross sales.