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C21May iPad

SF Studios to begin Life 3.0

Bonnier-owned Scandinavian producer and distributor SF Studios has acquired the rights to adapt a bestselling book by Max Tegmark as a drama series.

The Stockholm-based firm is to make an English-language series based on Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Fredrik Wikström Nicastro (Borg/McEnroe, Easy Money) will produce and Tegmark will serve as a creative consultant on the project.

The science-fiction show will follow a group of young scientists working at a startup who discover sentient artificial intelligence and envision ways in which it could be used to create a better world, leading to a clash of ideals and morals.

The move is another important step in SF Studios’ attempts to ramp up its international production operations, following the hire of UK-based Kate Myers in September 2017 to oversee international projects from a new office in London.

Since then, SF Studios has also announced the start of production on another English-language show, survival thriller Horizon Line, starring Allison Williams and Alexander Dreymon with Mikael Marcimain directing.

Other upcoming SF Studios productions include a US remake of A Man Called Ove starring Tom Hanks, the adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s forthcoming novel I Am Victor, the adaptation of Vilhelm Moberg’s classic epic The Emigrants, and Margrete the First, about the Danish princess who became queen of the entire Nordic region.

Last month the company hired Susann Billberg Rydholm as head of TV drama across its operations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.


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