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BBC acquires two crime dramas from Swedish streamer Viaplay

End of Summer is based on Anders de la Motte’s bestselling Swedish novel

The BBC has acquired two Swedish crime dramas, End of Summer and Jana – Marked for Life, for its linear channels and iPlayer service in the UK.

End of Summer, based on former police officer Anders de la Motte’s bestselling Swedish novel of the same name, is a six-part psychological thriller starring Julia Ragnarsson (Midsommar, The Bridge) and Erik Enge (Tigers, The Sandhamn Murders).

Scandi streamer Viaplay produced End of Summer with Harmonica Films in a coproduction with SF Studios and Film i Skåne. The series is directed by Jens Jonsson (Young Wallander) and Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge) with lead writers Stefan Thunberg (Wallander) and Björn Carlström (Hunters), who also produced the series with Per Janérus (Hunters).

Jana – Marked for Life, based on the bestselling novel by Emelie Schepp about a public prosecutor and former child soldier, stars Madeleine Martin (Dystopia, RSVP), Pernilla August (Star Wars, Young Royals) and August Wittgenstein (Das Boot, The Crown).

The six-part series is created for television and directed by Felix Herngren (The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) and Henrik Björn (Jordskott). Writers include Maria Karlsson (Easy Money Trilogy) and Daniel Sawka (Icebox).

The series is a Viaplay and FLX production, in collaboration with Wild Sheep and Reaz, produced by Sussan Treschow, and executive produced by Elin Kvist at FLX, Erik Barmack at Wild Sheep, and Martin Rea at Reaz.

The deals with the BBC were sealed by Viaplay Content Distribution.

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