NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Salomonsson Agency.
Filmlance International has acquired the adaptation rights to Katarina Ekstedt and Anna Winberg Sääf’s psychological thriller NORD, to turn it into a drama series, produced by Karl Fredrik Ulfung and Tomas Michaelsson. Award-winning screenwriter Johanne Algren (Holiday, Kamikaze, Copenhagen Cowboys) will write the script.
NORD is a captivating psychological thriller that delves into the dark underbelly of the fine dining scene. After a fateful teenage accident, Alex finds himself alone, unemployed and with his self-esteem at rock bottom. When he receives an offer that seems too good to be true, he doesn’t hesitate for a second. It’s a coveted job as Commis de Cuisine, kitchen assistant, at the world-famous star restaurant NORD in Åre. But it’s not long before the work in the restaurant kitchen is replaced by a web of lies, sex and threats.
“Developing the NORD universe with its complex characters into a high quality and exciting TV series is a fantastic opportunity. And to be able to do it in a restaurant environment where fabulous food will be cooked during the filming means that we will put on a few kilos. Together with scriptwriter Johanne Algren, we are convinced that we can create an international success that will keep viewers on their toes,” said Karl Fredrik Ulfung and Tomas Michaelsson, producers at Filmlance.