Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series to be adapted for TV

And so the interest in Nordic-based continues apace, with the news that Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series, published by Orenda Books, has been optioned for TV by On the Corner, the UK production company responsible for the Academy Award-winning documentary Amy. That’s a pretty big deal, from a company known for quality work and involving one of the genre’s…

Sky1 releases extended preview of Harlan Coben’s The Five

Next week sees the start of Harlan Coben’s The Five – a ten-part series that marks the prolific, best-selling author’s first venture into television and the first time he’s worked on these shores. The Five tells the story of a group of friends whose lives are turned upside down when a tragic incident from their childhood…

Review: The People Next Door, Wednesday 6th April, Channel 4

One-off dramas are a bit of a curio at the best of times, but Channel 4’s one-off, The People Next Door, adds layers to the intrigue with an interesting device – much of the footage the story is framed in is from mobile phone cameras and CCTV footage. As I said in an earlier post…