The sun is out here in London, which means it’s almost TV festival season in more reliably sunny places across the globe. We always have a keen eye on what’s new and what’s winning awards, because you never know: these series could one day appear here in the UK. Out in Cannes, a Finnish series has been getting some award-winning notices.
Bullets has won the Coup de Coeur award at the MipDrama Buyers in Cannes. Created by Bordertown’s co-screenwriter Antii Pesonen it impressed the judges with a 15-minute clip.
Krista Kosonen (Purge, The Midwife) plays one of the two main roles together with German actress Sibel Kekilli (Game of Thrones, Head-On).
Kosonen plays the exceptionally gifted undercover cop Mari Saari who has infiltrated the inner circle of a suicide bomber recruiter Madina Taburova (Kekilli), nicknamed the ‘black widow’. Mari unwittingly forms a kinship with Madina and soon finds her duties as a cop and her drive to protect Madina at war with each other. But everything is not as it seems.
The series is expected to debut in its native country later this year, with international sales and distribution set to follow
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