3:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Walking Dead' EP Adapting Swedish Drama Series 'Brothers in Crime'
The Walking Dead exec producer Gale Anne Hurd is expanding into crime.
The prolific producer — who also has alien drama series Hunters in the works at Syfy — has signed on to adapt Swedish drama Brothers in Crime, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Crime (Tusenbroder) revolves around three childhood best friends, now partners in a construction business, who find themselves on the wrong end of a bank loan. Looking down the barrel of losing everything, their last option is doing one criminal job in order to keep themselves and their families off the streets.
Hurd will executive produce via her Universal Cable Productions-based Valhalla Entertainment banner. Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) will exec produce and direct; Cliff Dorfman (Warrior, Entourage) will adapt the original series and executive produce. Peter Stormare and Glenn Lund will co-executive produce via Viking Brothers Entertainment. The Swedish series was produced by Sveriges Television AB and Matador Film AB and was written by Lars Lundstrom, who also will co-executive produce the American version.
"Brothers in Crime is a heart-wrenching, rugged, crime series that questions moral values and tests the lines people are willing to cross for loved ones," UCP exec vp development Dawn Olmstead said. "We’ve assembled a formidable creative team to adapt this Swedish breakout drama, and we anticipate it will equally resonate with and intrigue American audiences."
A network is not currently attached.