Magazine article Screen International

Sven Nordin to Star in Nordic Noir Series 'Wisting'

Magazine article Screen International

Sven Nordin to Star in Nordic Noir Series 'Wisting'

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Cinenord and Good Company Films produce the Norwegian crime drama series.

Sven Nordin will take the lead role in Cinenord and Good Company Films’ Nordic noir drama series Wisting.

Sven Nordin

Nordin, whose credits include Valkyrien and Elling, will play homicide detective William Wisting in the Norwegian series based on the best-selling crime books by former police investigator Jørn Lier Horst. The books have sold more than 1.2 million copies in Norway alone and have been translated into 30 languages.

”Wisting is a complex and intriguing person, and I can’t wait to portray him. I am a great admirer of the author Jørn Lier Horst and it is with great humility and joy that I embark on this task,” said Nordin.

The Norwegian Film Institute is backing the series with $1.3m (NOK 10.5m).

The first season of the series is based on two of the most popular books in the Wisting series, The Hunting Dogs and The Caveman.

Wisting dedicates his life to solving the senseless and vicious murders that shock his small coastal town, but in the process fails his own family. When two mysterious deaths interrupt Wisting’s Christmas, it is the beginning of a showdown with the deadliest killer of them all. …

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