New Swedish crime series premieres in Sweden

A new Swedish crime series based on popular novels has premiered to strong numbers in Sweden, the Nordic Film & TV Fund reports.

The series, titled Rebecka Martinsson, is based on the four books by Åsa Larsson. Set above the Arctic Circle, Rebecka Martinsson returns to her childhood home of Kiruna following her friend’s death. She becomes involved in a hunt for the murderer while she is forced to confront her troubled past.

The series premiered in Sweden on the 8th of March to 1.18 million viewers, and the second episode on Wednesday had 970,000 viewers.

Rebecka Martinsson is directed by Fredrik Edfeldt, produced by Daniel Gylling of Yellow Bird and world distribution is handled by Banijay Rights, so perhaps an international release will come in the future?

 

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