Monday, August 29, 2011

Telemystery: Fox Commits to Series Pilot Adapted from Leif G. W. Persson's Crime Novels

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Earlier this month we reported that the television rights to the crime novels by Leif G. W. Persson featuring Stockholm police officer Evert Backstrom had been acquired by 20th Century Fox.

Now we're learning that Fox Television has committed to filming a series pilot based on the character. The author, who throughout the 1990s wrote numerous television episode screenplays in his native Sweden, will serve as co-executive producer for the studio.

At present, there are only two books in the Evert Backstrom series, neither of which (to our knowledge) has been translated into English. Persson is also the author of a separate series of crime novels featuring Swedish police inspector Lars Martin Johansson.

(Source: Deadline|Hollywood.)

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