Christian Wikander Joins HBO Nordic in Commissioning Role


SVT alum Christian Wikander has been appointed commissioning editor and VP of original programming at HBO Nordic.

From September, Wikander will be responsible for all Nordic development and production for HBO Europe. Previously, he was working at Twelve Town (The Child in Time), first as head of drama, then becoming managing director. Between 2012 and 2016, he was head of drama at Swedish public service broadcaster SVT, and from 2005 to 2012, Wikander was head of drama and entertainment at SVT West (Gothenburg).

Antony Root, HBO Europe’s executive VP of original programming and production, to whom Wikander will report, said: “I am absolutely delighted that Christian has agreed to join us in this senior role. His track record, reputation and wide range of experience in Scandinavia and internationally will be a huge asset as we move into the next phase of growth for our Nordic original programming.”

Wikander said: “Joining HBO Europe will be an honor for me that I take on with a lot of joy and respect. The company stands for quality and a unique creative environment. It will be tremendously exciting to be part of the continued development of HBO’s Nordic original productions.”