New Filmlance Co-Pro with SVT


The Swedish production company Filmlance is working on the miniseries Tsunami, a three-part drama that follows the intense days just after a tsunami, to air on SVT.

Set in Stockholm, the drama explores how humans behave in a catastrophe and centers on Tomas, who is a fraud suspect and goes missing in a tsunami in Thailand. Tsunami is based on an original idea by scriptwriter Sara Kadefors and is directed by Henrik Georgsson.

Tsunami follows the successful launch of Caliphate, also on SVT. It centers on five young women, whose fates are intertwined in an examination of how religious fundamentalism can seduce individuals and destroy lives. Caliphate was initially conceived by Wilhelm Behrman, who together with Niklas Rockström created the series.

Anders Landström, managing director at Filmlance International, said: “Filmlance deliver engaging and compelling local stories for the global market and we are incredibly proud that both of these unflinching dramas are thought-provoking and tackle tough human issues. SVT are brilliant partners for these challenging series which are public broadcasting at its very best.”