Nordic major SF Studios will produce The Hunters, an original six-episode crime thriller series for C More/TV4 with an exclusive launch during 2018.
The series is a TV drama sequel to the box-office hits The Hunters (Jägarna) and False Trail (Jägarna II) with acclaimed actor Rolf Lassgård (Academy Award Nominee A man called Ove) in the lead as crime detective Erik Bäckström. In the new series, Rolf Lassgård will once again portray the righteous, troubled and relentless Erik.
In the two previous features, Erik is called back to his native northern part of Sweden from Stockholm, to investigate crimes involving murder, betrayal and finds himself on a collision course with both the law and family members. The new series is based on the same setting in the wild and beautiful nature of the North and tell the story of how the wish for better times leads a small community into corruption and deceit.
“The two previous feature films and the character Erik Bäckström are very close to my heart. Erik is a very complex police officer, with a tendency to end up in conflict with himself as well as with his colleagues within in the police force even if friendship or family ties are threatened. I am really looking forward to play him again. It will be like meeting with an old friend”, says actor Rolf Lassgård.
”It feels great to go ahead with a follow-up original series on The Hunters and we are extremely happy and proud that Rolf Lassgård will once again play the lead. SF Studios investment in TV drama is in an expansive and exciting stage with crime series like Alex and The Lawyer in production. With The Hunters we will further strengthen our position as a leading producer of high end TV drama”, says Johan Hedman, Head of TV & Web Production at SF Studios.
The Hunters will be directed by Jens Jonsson (Easy Money III: Life Deluxe) and is scripted by Björn Carlström (The Hunter, False Trail) and Stefan Thunberg (False Trail, Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation).
The Hunters is produced by SF Studios, executive producer Johan Hedman and Harmonica Films, producers Per Janérus and Björn Carlström in co-production with C More/TV4 and Filmpool Nord.
For further information, please contact Johan Hedman, Head of TV & Web Production at SF Studios, at email@example.com
SF STUDIOS, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production and distribution of feature films and TV series and the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark and Finland, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.