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One year after picking up the Drama Series Pitch Award, Happy Ending Film & TV’s writer Mette Heeno and producer Mie Andreasen (Spitting Up Together, Park Road) have announced at Content London’s Drama Summit the impressive team of Nordic talents attached to the six-part TV show. 

Commissioned by DR and SVT, Snow Angels is directed by Anna Zackrisson (The Restaurant) for producers Mie Andreasen (Happy Ending Film & TV) and Georgie Mathew (Yellow Bird). 

The A-list cast includes Eva Melander (Border), Josefin Asplund (Top Dog, Vikings), Cecilia Nilsson (Simon and the Oak, Spring Tide), Ardalan Esmaili (Grey Zone, The Charmeur), Shanti Roney (Quicksand) and Maria Rossing (Follow the Money).

The series is set the night before Christmas Eve, while Sweden is paralysed by heavy snowstorms. Five-week-old baby Lukas inexplicably disappears from his home in a Stockholm suburb. The young parents are in shock. But seasoned police officer Alice believes that something is not quite right in their stories. She becomes obsessed with the case. Other people become suspicious of Lukas’ mother Jenni who took sleeping pills that night and doesn’t remember a thing, a nurse who had expressed concerns about the baby's safety and Jenni’s own mother Kajsa. 

Heeno said she wanted to explore how it really feels to have a child, and to lose it, or to never have that long-awaited child. "I want to explore the desperation, love, hope and fear that can hit you when you become a mother, and I want to do it through ordinary, vulnerable characters with flaws in which we can all recognise ourselves,” she said. 

Anna Croneman, Head of Drama at SVT, describes Snow Angels as “a very fine example of Nordic cooperation. “If public service companies can be the best partners for the best Nordic talents, then we have a chance to play a decisive role for the audience in the future, despite the unimaginable international competition,” she said.

The series will start shooting in February. The premiere is set for spring 2021.