Nordic Noir discovered today that Jorn Lier Horst has partnered with Cinenord and the Danish production company Good Company Films to bring Chief Inspector William Wisting to our screens. The series will be based on six of his novels.
The man chosen for the job is behind both the British and Swedish versions of Wallander, the Millennium trilogy and the Beck series – Ole Sondegard (Good Company Films). Recording will begin in late autumn of 2017, and the character of William Wisting has yet to be cast. The finished series will have English subtitles, and will be sold internationally.
Jorn Lier Horst says, ‘There are good people who are going to work with this. I look forward to seeing William Wisting come to life.’ The series will be a character-driven thriller with Wisting in the center, aided by the police team. Central to the series is also the relationship between William Wisting and daughter Line, who works as a criminal reporter.
Jorn Lier Horst
Jorn Lier Horst’s internationally bestselling William Wisting series is published in the UK by Sandstone Press. He has won many awards (including the Norwegian bookstores Prize 2011, Vestfold Literature Prize 2012, Riverton Award 2012, Glass Key Award in 2013, The Golden Revolver in 2013, Martin Beck Award given by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy 2014). He has been shortlisted for the Petrona Award for the third time this year.
The Salomonsson Agency representing Jorn Lier Horst, will collaborate on this initiative, with Julia Angelin and Jorn Lier Horst as Executive Producer.
The Swedish-based Salomonsson Agency represents about 40 Nordic novelists, crime writers, children’s authors and narrative nonfiction authors in the world, as well as selected scriptwriters.
Cinenord DRAMA was established by Silje Hopland Eik and Alexander Eik in 2015 and is part of Cinenord previously produced successes like Varg Veum and Karsten and Petra. Cinenord has the last 11 years produced and co-produced 25 feature films and two TV series and is one of the largest manufacturing companies.
GOOD COMPANY FILMS is an independent Copenhagen-based film production company that was founded in 2014 by Ole Sondberg, Vibeke Windelov, Stinnes Lassen and Anni Faurby Fernandez. Together, the team has worked on many of the greatest successes in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, among other Headhunters, Occupied, Millennium series, Wallander, The Team, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville and Breaking the Waves.
You can read more about this here at Jorn Lier Horst’s Scottish based publisher Sandstone Press.