New Danish-Swedish-German Co-Pro in the Works


The drama series Greyzone, a Danish-Swedish-German co-production, begins filming this week and is scheduled to debut on C More and TV2 in spring 2018.

Greyzone is a character-led drama about the events leading up to a terror attack in Scandinavia. The ten-episode series is created by head writers Oskar Söderlund and Morten Dragsted, alongside showrunner Rasmus Thorsen and producer Tomas Hostrup-Larsen. Jesper W. Nielsen (The Day Will Come) is attached as the director for the first five episodes. The drama series is a co-production with TV2 Denmark, TV4 Sweden, C More Sweden, ZDFNeo, NRK Norway, SF Studios Sweden and Nadcon Film.

The Cosmo Film project is supported by the Public Service Fund, the Swedish Film Institute, Copenhagen Film Fund, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen) is attached to star alongside Ardalan Esmaili (Hamlet at Folkteatern Gothenburg), Joachim Fjelstrup (Itsy, Bitsy) and Tova Magnusson (The Bridge).

Thorsen commented: “It is the story of individual responsibility in a chaotic world where justice and personal freedom are taken hostage and about the comprehensive challenges and emotional journey for those involved. We feel humbled and excited to start the production of Greyzone.”

Johanna Bergenstråhle, the head of drama at TV4 and C More, said: “The best dramas are the ones that not only entertain—but also are able to resonate with society and make the complex times we live in slightly more understandable. With Greyzone, we found that story we have been longing and waiting for in Swedish drama. To take on a drama like Greyzone, however, places very high demands on its creators, and with Cosmo and TV2 in Denmark we have found a constellation that we are extremely happy and grateful to be a part of.”