Banijay Rights, the leading distribution arm of Banijay Group, has today confirmed that high-end crime drama Wisting starring Carrie-Anne Moss and Sven Nordin has been acquired by BBC Four in the UK.
The drama is based on the best-selling books ‘The Caveman & The Hunting Dogs’ by writer Jørn Lier Horst. Set in the unique and stunning 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.
Hollywood actress Carrie-Anne Moss known for her roles in The Matrix and more recently Marvel’sJessica Jones, 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.
Meanwhile, Line – Wisting’s intrepid journalist daughter – is chasing headlines, leading her straight into the path of the serial killer. Suddenly, an old case comes back to haunt Wisting, and a dreadful accusation is hurled at him. How will Wisting save other lives when he finds himself suspended and fighting for his own reputation, career and life?
The 10 x 45’ series is produced by Cinenord in co-production with Good Company Films, Viaplay, Degeto Film, TV3 Norway and Ripple World Pictures. Wisting will hit UK screens later this year.
Chris Stewart, Commercial Director – Scripted comments, “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 viewers will enthusiastically embrace this fantastic screen adaptation.”
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition says, “Wisting has already been a tremendous success in the Nordic countries, 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.”
Wisting is created by Katrine Valen Zeiner (Valkyrien) and Trygve Allister Diesen (The Third Eye) who also directed the series.