Arte and NRK adapt Nesbø’s Occupied

French/German network Arte and Norwegian public broadcaster NRK have partnered for a new drama based on author Jo Nesbø’s novel Occupied.

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø

The book is being adapted into a 10×45′ series, which will be produced by Yellow Bird (Wallander) and GTV (Deux Flics sur les Docks, Quatre Garçons dans la nuit). Both companies are part of the Zodiak Media Group.

The story is a political thriller about the fight between Norway and Russia to control oil in the Arctic Ocean.

Filming on Occupied is set to begin in early 2014.

Source: Arte