Jägarna to return as TV series on Swedish television

Standard

Ninety-ninety-six’s Jägarna (The Hunters) was a medium-sized hit in its native Sweden. It told the story of a policeman from Stockholm who goes to Norrland to join his brother after their parents died. While there he started to work on a long-running case where deer have been poached and soon discovers that his brother is involved. Now it’s back, this time as a TV series.

This from our friends at scanoir.co.uk: “The series will again feature Erik returning to his hometown from Stockholm but this time for good. The series begins filming this autumn in Norrbotten, particularly in Älvsbyn, and will premiere in Sweden in 2018.The series is produced by Harmonica Films and SF Studios and is a co-production between C More/TV4, SF Studios and Filmpool Nord. Jens Jonsson will direct with Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg as the main writers. In a press release, Rolf said: ”Erik has always been a complex and interesting character, with an unwavering patience and great heart. He has had a tendency to end up in conflict with both himself and colleagues in the police in his fight for the truth even though friendship and family ties are threatened along the way.It will be nice to meet Erik for the third time, it’s like meeting an old friend!”

Rolf Lassgård, a familiar face in Swedish dramas, is back as the star.

More news as we get it…

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Jägarna to return as TV series on Swedish television

  1. Charlotte Carling

    This should be interesting. The portrayal of the characters in the films felt like they had a few too many southern stereotypical notions of northern men. A series should have time to go more in depth with the characters.

    My favourite bit from the first film is Lennart Jähkel’s somewhat ominous rendition of Puccini’s E lucevan le stelle.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s