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11/10/2019

Norwegian Crime Drama 'Wisting' Lands UK Distribution

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A Norwegian crime drama starring 'The Matrix' actress Carrie-Anne Moss is set to hit UK screens later this year.

BBC Four acquired the rights for 'Wisting', a ten-part series based on the best-selling books 'The Caveman' and 'The Hunting Dogs' by writer Jørn Lier Horst.

Set in the unique landscape of Norway, this series follows homicide detective William Wisting as he wrestles with the most challenging and shocking case of his career: a wanted American serial killer preying amongst them.

Carrie-Anne Moss plays FBI Agent Maggie Griffin alongside British actor Richie Campbell ('Anuvahood', 'The Frankenstein Chronicles') who plays Special Agent John Bantham. The pair are brought in to help Wisting and his team apprehend the infamous killer who has eluded capture for years. Leading Norwegian theatre and film actor Sven Nordin ('Valkyrien') stars as Detective William Wisting.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, said: "Wisting has already been a tremendous success in Norway, and we have no doubt that BBC viewers will be equally engaged by such a likeable, emotionally complex lead character, and a compelling plot full of twists and turns."

Chris Stewart, Commercial Director, Scripted, added: "Wisting is a multi-layered drama, that is sure to keep BBC audiences in suspense throughout. It's a classic cat-and-mouse thriller interwoven with some scintillating character performances from a stellar cast. I'm sure the UK audience will embrace this fantastic screen adaptation with equal enthusiasm."

Wisting is created by Katrine Valen Zeiner (Valkyrien) and Trygve Allister Diesen ('The Third Eye') who also directed the series.
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