18 JUN 2021

ZDF TO DISTRIBUTE TV4/C’S VENTURE’S “AGATHA CHRISTIE HJERSON”

The series, produced by Patrik Andersson and Ulf Synnerholm at BR•F for TV4/C More, will premier on 16th August. New episodes will be released every Tuesday and Wednesday.

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A new TV4/C More venture "Agatha Christie’s Hjerson" will premiere on C More on 16th August, with linear broadcasting on TV4 beginning 24th August. ZDF Enterprises will be tasked with distribution outside of Scandinavian territories. “We had a lot of fun during filming and it’s been fascinating to step into Agatha Christie’s world,” said Johan Rheborg. “I hope we've managed to present an original crime investigator and I really look forward to seeing how it all turned out.”

"Agatha Christie’s Hjerson" was produced by Patrik Andersson and Ulf Synnerholm at BR•F for TV4/C More, in co-production with ZDF, Nadcon, and the Government of Åland, and in close collaboration with ZDF Enterprises and Agatha Christie Ltd. The series was produced alongisde  Nordisk Film & TV fond. Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson was created and developed by Patrik Gyllström at BR•F, written by Patrik Gyllström, Björn Paqualin, Jakob Beckman, Martin Luuk and Aron Levander, and directed by Lisa James Larsson and Lisa Farzaneh.

The series is set to premier on 16th August, with two new episodes released every week. It will begin airing on TV4 on 23rd August, with new episodes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The first-ever spinoff character version was executed in close collaboration with Agatha Christie Ltd, and commissioned by TV4/C More. 

"Agatha Christie’s Hjerson" unfolds around four classic whodunnit murder mysteries and will air as both a film series of four 88-minute movies and as a television series of eight 44-minute episodes in August/September of this year. She recently made a big splash at Cannes, where she received the prestigious MIPDrama’s Coup de Coeur. Agatha Christie created Ariadne Oliver, a mystery crime writer with who Christie herself admitted to sharing certain similarities with.

Former investigator Sven Hjerson has solved some of the toughest cases in Swedish crime history. Now retired from the limelight, living on the fringes of society, he spends his time eating in unhealthy manners and collecting vinyl records. Johan Rheborg stars in the series as detective Sven Hjerson, alongisde sidekick Klara Sandberg, played by Hanna Alström.

 

We had a lot of fun during filming and it’s been fascinating to step into Agatha Christie’s world. I hope we've managed to present an original crime investigator and I really look forward to seeing how it all turned out.” Johan Rheborg Actor, "Agatha Christie’s Hjerson"