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Fabrik Takes TV Rights for Swedish Novel The Patriots


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Fabrik Entertainment has acquired the television rights for The Patriots (Patrioterna), the debut novel from Swedish author and journalist Pascal Engman.

The story is set in Northern Chile and centers on a Swedish terrorist cell that attacks leading journalists from some of Sweden’s largest newspapers. Red Arrow Studios International will distribute the show globally.

“As a Swede living in America, I could immediately see the appeal of the book,” said Henrik Bastin, Fabrik Entertainment’s CEO. “The Patriots is a fantastically strong and impactful story with global relevance to the times we are living in. I couldn’t stop reading it and wanted Fabrik to bring it to viewers around the world.”

“It feels unreal. When I started writing the novel I didn’t even have a publisher,” added Engman. “Now I’m working with one of the most prestigious production companies in the industry. I am really thrilled that Fabrik will bring the novel to a larger audience.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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