Canal+ and SVT have geenlit the 8X52’ Nordic thriller Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) created and directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, from an idea by producers Henrik Jansson-Schweizer (Nice Drama) and Patrick Nebout (Atlantique Productions).

The first ever TV drama co-production between France and Sweden just started filming this week in Paris and will continue on location around Kiruna throughout the summer. French actress Leïla Bekhti (The Prophet - pictured left) plays French police officer Kahina who travels to Kiruna to investigate the bestial murder of a French citizen. She teams up with Anders (Gustaf Hammersten - pictured right), a Swedish prosecutor of Sami origin. In their hunt for the truth, the two investigators are forced to deal with their own past.

Fabrice De La Patellière, Director of French Fiction for Canal + said: “Canal+ is particularly proud to launch for the first time ever, a major international series with Swedish broadcaster SVT. Filmed in the spectacular landscapes of the Arctic region, near Kiruna, Midnight Sun promises viewers a unique atmosphere. «

Christian Wikander, SVT Head of Drama describes Midnight Sun as a ‘universal tale of fighting through the darkness to reach the light, in a world with a strong sense of local connection.”

The series is produced by Nice Drama (MTG) and Atlantique Productions in association with GMT (Lagardère Entertainment). Worldwide distribution is handled by StudioCanal. The series will premiere on SVT and Canal+ in 2016.