Tengblad to lead TV4 drama

Swedish broadcaster TV4 will have a new focus on homegrown drama following the appointment of a new head of drama.

Josefine Tengblad will take up the newly created role, in which she will have overall responsibility for film and drama production at TV4 Group.

Josefine Tengblad

Josefine Tengblad

Local Swedish programming remains a high priority for TV4 and Tengblad will be charged with ensuring its drama output represents that.

TV4 is a coproducer of six films in the Maria Lang detective series, which are due to air this autumn, new Wallander films, and new episodes of The Sandhamn Murders.

Production is also taking place on several episodes of the crime series Maria Wern.

Tengblad will take up her new role on April 1 next year. She will report to Åsa Sjöberg, the incoming director of content at TV4 Group.