Norwegian Crime Thriller to be adapted by Fox Television
Norwegian broadcaster NRK has made its first U.S. sale of a scripted format with thriller series Mammon. 20th Century Fox Television has acquired the adaptation rights to the Norwegian crime series.
6-episode series, which premieres in January in Norway, centers on
an investigative journalist (played by Jon Øigarden), who uncovers a
massive financial fraud conspiracy and is shocked to discover his own
brother may be involved. When his brother commits suicide, he begins a
search for the truth. The tense six-part thriller pits brother against brother in the worlds
of politics, media and finance. It hails from sibling producer/writer
team Vegard and Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen.
The first episode hasn't even aired, but NRK has ordered a second season of the series.