The director of Jaden Smith’s The Karate Kid reboot, Harald Zwart, is to direct a six-part supernatural drama series for Netflix. The untitled thriller comes from the Scandinavian production company Motion Blur. Here are the story details that have been shared:
Live Hallangen is declared dead. Hours later on the forensic table she suddenly wakes up with a sudden urge for blood. Meanwhile, her brother Odd tries to keep the family driven funeral home afloat, but there simply aren’t enough people dying in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes. When Live’s bloodthirst keeps intensifying she soon realizes that this newfound urge can actually solve her brother’s problem. Live now has to learn to control her new dark nature and decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival and the survival of the family business.
The series is written by Petter Holmsen and production has just begun in Skarnes, Norway. It will be a Norwegian-language serialized story with a cast that includes Kathrine Thorborg Johansen (Live), Elias Holmsen Sørensen (Odd), Andrée Sørum (Reinert), Kim Fairchild (Judith), Sarah Khorami (Rose) and Terje Strømdahl (Arvid).
Zwart said in a statement:
“I’m excited to be working with Netflix on this truly original story. We have a great cast, young, talented actors, who all embody the blend of Scandinavian mystique and dark humor.”
Tesha Crawford, Director of Nordic Original Series at Netflix, added:
”We are very happy to embark on our third project with Motion Blur, who have been such great partners to Netflix. Petter created such an intriguing mix of thriller, drama and supernatural elements with this project and we have a lot of trust in Harald and the wider creative team to bring this to the screen.”
The series will launch in 2021 and it sounds like it will tell an interesting story worth watching play out.