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Mediawan, Acorn pick up Scandi crime

The Sommerdahl Murders has been given a second season

International broadcasters and platforms including Mediawan in France and US-based streamer Acorn TV have picked up Danish crime series The Sommerdahl Murders.

The Sommerdahl Murders (4×90’ or 8×45’) is based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book series. It revolves around the murder investigations carried out by Dan Sommerdahl and his best friend, Detective Superintendent Fleming Torp.

In addition to Mediawan and AMC Networks-owned Acorn TV – which will stream the series in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America – The Sommerdahl Murders has been acquired by Dutch broadcaster NPO and Greece’s OTE.

The show is shopped by LA-based distributor Dynamic Television, which has previously sold it to TV4 in Sweden and TV2 in Norway.

The Sommerdahl Murders is an original copro between Dynamic Television, NDF, Sequoia Global Alliance, German pubcaster ZDF and Danish pubcaster TV2.

The series was created by Lolita Bellstar, who serves as head writer alongside Lars K Andersen. Janni Helleskov, Matthias Walther and Jan Bennemann exec produce the show, which was recently greenlit for a second season.

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