Morbius and Snabba Cash director Daniel Espinosa will make his series debut with the suspense thriller written by Ronnie Sandahl from Jonas Bonnier’s best-selling book.

Published in 2017, Bonnier’s action-packed suspense novel was sold to more than 30 territories and snapped by B-Reel Films, following an intense bidding war.

The eight-part premium suspense drama The Helicopter Heist features one of the most spectacular heists in history, when a gang of robbers used a stolen Bell 206 JetRanger helicopter to land on the roof of the G4S cash depot in Stockholm in 2009, and got away with more than $4 million in cash. Not a single shot was fired. The heist attracted worldwide attention, and after an intense manhunt, seven perpetrators were eventually caught and sentenced.

The series is described by Netflix’s statement as “a feverish and absurd story of betrayal and vindication, of fear and fatherhood. But maybe most of all: a grand and fast-paced Icarus tale about winning or losing it all.”

Sandahl, writer of the acclaimed Borg vs. McEnroe and Tigers said his vision is “to tell an epic robbery tale, about great dreams and even greater risks. A feverish, character-driven heist show about friendship, adrenaline, and hubris.”

Commenting on his collaboration with Espinosa, he said he “can’t imagine a more perfect director for the series.”

Espinosa added: “I have followed and been fascinated by this story ever since it happened. When the opportunity presented itself to do it in a way that does it justice, with Ronnie and Netflix and the entire crew behind it, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

The series is being produced by Johannes Åhlund for B-Reel Films, with Ulf Synnerholm, Fredrik Heinig, Ronnie Sandahl, Niclas Salomonsson, and Jonas Bonnier serving as executive producers.

Netflix’ has another real-heist inspired Swedish series, lined up for a global premiere June 8.

Set in 1995, Barracuda Queens turns on a group of women who commit commit burglaries to seek thrills and get revenge on men who have done them wrong. In the starring roles are Alva Bratt, Tindra Monsen, Sandra Zubovic, Tea Stjärne, Sarah Gustafsson, and Izabella Scorupco.

The series head-written by Camilla Ahlgren (The Bridge) with episodic writers Sofie Forsman, Tove Forsman, Veronica Zacco is directed by Amanda Adolfsson. Asp Varhos is producing for the US streamer.