Viaplay confirmed its latest international production to be the three-season, English-language adaptation of the bestselling novels co-authored by Camilla Läckberg, one of the world’s most popular crime writers, and renowned mentalist Henrik Fexeus is. “It’s as if we read our viewers’ minds – bringing together the queen of Nordic crime fiction and one of the world’s foremost mentalists on Viaplay is certainly high on many wishlists," Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group Chief Content Officer said. "Camilla and Henrik have international followings, and their thrilling stories are ideally suited to streaming. This unmissable English-language show will deliver three seasons of world-class suspense to a broad audience across all our markets.”
Viaplay’s series will be based on the novels ‘"Trapped., "Cult" and the forthcoming "Mirage." Scripted by Gunnar Järvstad and Britain’s Simon Kassianides, the trilogy is produced by Warner Bros. ITVP Sweden and begins filming in 2024. The series is executive produced by Sara Askelöf for Viaplay Group and sold globally by Viaplay Content Distribution. “It makes us both expectant and proud that Viaplay wants to make this series," Henrik Fexeus said. "Vincent and Mina have been fantastically well-received by our readers, and we hope viewers will like them just as much when they meet them in the series.”
Camilla Läckberg and Henrik Fexeus’ books about the unlikely crime-solving duo of police officer Mina Dabiri and celebrity mentalist Vincent Walder have captivated readers across the Nordic region and internationally. Läckberg has sold over 30 million books and been published in more than 60 countries. She has partnered with Viaplay on the hit shows ‘The Beach Hotel’ – the most successful premiere for a Viaplay Series so far in 2023 – ‘Hammarvik’ and the dystopian feature ‘Glacier’ starring Alexander Karim. Fexeus’ bestselling books have been translated into 35 languages.
In the series’ first installment, a woman is found dead in a magician’s box, pierced through by swords. It’s no trick, and Mina and Vincent are soon hunting a serial killer – while doing everything to keep their own dark secrets hidden. “We’re so excited ahead of filming with Viaplay and deeply impressed by the scripts for this project, which has been several years in the making. Our hope is that the series will be as well-received as the books," Camilla Läckberg said. "This is a story close to our hearts, so we look forward to it taking on new life on the screen.”