Netflix orders a day and a half of Chernobyl fares – Briefs – Deadline
Netflix Greenlights Swedish Movie ‘A Day and a Half’ of ‘Chernobyl’ Star Fares Fares
Netflix has the green light A day and a half, a Swedish action film directed by, written by and starring Chernobyl and Westworld stars Rates Rates. Fares will play policeman Lukas, tracking down tracks Artan (Alexej Manvelov) and Louise (Alma Pöysti), a divorced couple on an emotional road trip when Artan takes Louise hostage to find his daughter. The journey takes them through rural Sweden during a hot summer, while having the police hot on their heels. Warner Bros. International TV Production also produces and Fares writes alongside Peter Smirnakos. Netflix Nordics director Claire Willats called A day and a half “Essentially an intimate story about loss, lies, betrayals, love, prejudice and family.” Earlier this week, Amazon Prime Video ordered its first Nordic original TV series Toppen, which has just entered production.
Screenbound sells ‘The Kindred’
Screenbound International Pictures has struck several deals for British horror kinship. Lighthouse Home Entertainment acquired for German-speaking territories and Star Entertainment picked up the Latin American rights to Cannes for the picture, which follows a woman suffering from amnesia as she re-enacts the events leading up to her father’s suicide. kinship was produced by Parkhouse Pictures and stars Samantha Bond, James Cosmo and Patrick Bergin.
The Creative Director of Big Little Fish Signs in the UK
Married to a psychopath Producer Big Little Fish has signed its first-ever creative director, former Banijay-backed RDF Fizz label co-creative director Peter Usher. Usher will oversee and develop Big Little Fish’s talent relationships while focusing on consigned factual series and factual entertainment formats. The indie was formed three years ago by former Discovery Commissioner Mark Procter and has since produced shows like Channel 4 Married to a psychopath and David Jason’s history film from the same network The Lancaster bomber at 80. Usher’s credits include Tipping Point, Sing If You Can and Britain’s most expensive house. “It’s a new chapter and the projects Peter is already working on are extremely exciting,” Procter said.