New drama initiative together with Leif GW Persson and Robert Gustafsson

By on August 17, 2017

Discovery Networks and criminologist and best-selling author Leif GW Persson initiate collaboration on a psychological drama series for Kanal5 and Dplay. The main role will be played by Robert Gustafsson with planned premiere in the fall of 2018.

Critics praised and acclaimed Gåsmamman with Alexandra Rapaport as main role holder and executive producer attracted millions of people. And the comedy series Sommaren med släkten, including Christine Meltzer, Peter Magnusson and Krister Henriksson, is one of Spring’s strongest programs in Channel 5.

Discovery Network’s long-term drama initiative is a success story that grows and now another chapter is written when a high-quality drama series is about to be born. The series was created by Sweden’s most famous criminologist, best-selling author Leif GW Persson, and the main role is played by one of Sweden’s most acclaimed and popular actor Robert Gustafsson.

– We build further on our drama initiative through strong collaborations with high qualitative focus together with the most skilled creators. The interest in local drama is enormous and we are extremely pleased to be part of this collaboration with Yellow Bird and the sovereign and the inimitable Leif GW Persson and Robert Gustafsson, says Axel Eriksson, Program Director, Discovery Networks.

– It is with great enthusiasm and lust that I enter into this collaboration with Leif GW Persson. Rarely I have been so agreement with an author. A psychological drama series in crimean environment is also something that is always missing in the supply. To break patterns and templates in this genre is also a common goal. With excitement drama and black humor, this becomes something I just can not say no to even under unlawful threats, says Robert Gustafsson.

– I’m tired of the lack of authenticity in depictions of how police work goes on and wanted to create a series where viewers get a proper description of a murder investigation. Robert Gustafsson is most famous for being fun, but I’m convinced that he is a very brilliant actor, said Leif GW Persson.

The new drama series is produced by Yellow Bird in collaboration with Discovery Networks, Viaplay and Nordisk Film, and will be featured on Kanal 5 in 2018 and thereafter at Viaplay.

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