'Walking Dead' EP Adapting Swedish Drama Series 'Brothers in Crime'

Gale Anne Hurd will team with Nick Cassavetes and Cliff Dorfman to adapt the crime drama for Universal Cable Productions.
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Gale Anne Hurd and Nick Cassavetes

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.

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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.

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