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Jo Nesbo's "Occupied" Adapted As Series

By Garth Franklin Monday April 29th 2013 07:39AM

Yellow Bird (the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo") are embarking on "Occupied," a ten-part political thriller original series based on an idea by Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø ("Headhunters").

Set in the not so distant future, the story has Russia having staged a 'silk-glove' invasion of Norway to officially secure the oil import for the rest of the world. The series then explores what happens to a nation under such an invasion.

Erik Skoldbjaerg ("Insomnia," "Prozac Nation") will direct the first two episodes of this English, Norwegian and Russian language project. Shooting is expected to begin in early 2014 for a 2015 transmission.

Source: Deadline

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