The Canadian media company Peterson Polaris Corp. has licensed the English-language remake rights to the hit Danish tween series Skyldig (Guilty).
The series follows 12-year-old Jonas as he tries to solve the riddle of a mysterious school fire. Throughout the process, Jonas realizes that he might not be as innocent as he first thought.
Peterson Polaris Corp. will develop the remake, with rights licensed from DR International, Denmark’s national broadcaster.
“Skyldig is a smart and exciting show; it’s ‘Scandinavian noir’ for a younger audience,” said producer Michael Peterson. “It asks important questions while telling a compelling story. It covers fresh ground both creatively and in the marketplace. We are very excited to be developing the English-language version.”