Magazine article Screen International

Zentropa, TV2 to Produce Jussi Adler-Olsen Detective Series

Magazine article Screen International

Zentropa, TV2 to Produce Jussi Adler-Olsen Detective Series

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Danish director Mikkel Nørgaard will direct the first part of the franchise, The Woman In The Cage.

Danish production outfit Zentropa Entertainments and commercial broadcaster TV2 have purchased film and TV rights to Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen's best selling novels about Detective inspector Carl Mørck of Department Q.

Danish director Mikkel Nørgaard, whose last credit was Clown (Klovn: The Movie) will direct the first part of the franchise, The Woman in the Cage, aka Mercy (Kvinden i buret), scheduled to shoot from next September. Danish writer-director Nikolaj Arcel, whose next feature, A Royal Affair (En kongelig Affære) will be released next year, will script the whole series.

The Woman in the Cage will be launched domestically during Christmas 2013, followed by a new installment every year till 2016. …

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