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TBI: Beta Film’s ‘Agent Hamilton’ picked up across Nordics

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Sep 11 2019

Nordic broadcasters TV2 Norway, DR in Denmark and MTV3 in Finland have all boarded Beta Film's high-profile adaptation of Jan Guillou's bestselling novels Hamilton.

Agent Hamilton is from Dramacorp Pampas Studios and Kärnfilm in co-production with Sweden's TV4, pan-Nordic streamer C-More, Beta and ZDF, in association with the German broadcaster's commercial arm ZDF Enterprises.

The show stars Jakob Oftebro (Below the Surface) along with Wallander duo Krister Henriksson and Nina Zanjani, and has been written by Petter Rosenlund (The Saboteurs) with The Last Kingdom's Erik Leijonborg directing. Producers are Martina Stöhr (Stockholm Requiem) and Petra Jönsson (Border), with Beta distributing globally.

The series follows an intelligence agent who is caught up in the investigation of a terrorist attack in Sweden. Despite having left the Swedish intelligence service, he returns to fight for his country, finding himself in the middle of a mission involving Russian, Swedish and US forces.

The 10 x 60 minute show, which has a central English-language narrative, was originally commissioned by Bonnier Broadcasting for its linear network TV4 and streamer C-More. It is receiving its world premiere next month at MIPCOM.