Sweden’s Svt Orders Crime Drama ‘Blackwater’ From ‘The Killing’ Producer Piv Bernth

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Sweden’s Svt Orders Crime Drama ‘Blackwater’ From ‘The Killing’ Producer Piv Bernth
Swedish broadcaster Svt has ordered a six-part TV adaptation of Kerstin Ekman’s crime novel “Blackwater” from Piv Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions. The series will be coproduced with Ard Degeto in Germany, and Filmpool Nord, and distributed internationally by ITV Studios. It has pre-sold to Dr in Denmark, Nrk in Norway, Yle in Finland, and Ruv in Iceland.

Bernth, the International Emmy and BAFTA award-winning CEO of Apple Tree Productions, former head of drama at Dr, and producer of “The Killing,” will lead production on “Blackwater.” Bernth will take part in a discussion on ITV international productions at Berlinale Series Market on Wednesday, organized by Variety.

Blackwater” will be adapted for television as a premium crime drama series by Maren Louise Käehne and directed by Pernilla August. Marek Wieser will serve as director of photography and Oscar-winning Anna Asp will handle production design.

Originally published in Sweden in 1993, the
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