REinvent Studios has closed deals on The Dark Heart, the first TV series from The Guilty director Gustav Möller. It has sold to Spain (A Contracorriente Films) and Poland (Monolith).
The five-part psychological drama is now shooting and is being presented to buyers at Mipcom (October 11-14). It is produced by Anna Carlsten and Caroline Landerber for FLX/Discovery+, with Film i Skåne as co-producers.
The show will premiere on the Discovery+ channel in the UK and Scandinavia in 2022; all other territories are available.
Möller co-created the series with writer Oskar Söderlund, whose credits include the Easy Money series and Rebecka Martinsson. Söderlund writes all five episodes, based on the book The Dark Heart: A True Story Of Greed, Murder, And An Unlikely Investigator by journalist Joakim Palmkvist. The book and the series inspired by real events in rural Sweden of forbidden love and a tragic murder – when a missing person’s case is investigated by a volunteer involved in the search party.
The cast is led by Gustav Lindh – acclaimed as the young lead of Queen Of Hearts – and Clara Christiansson Drake, whose credits include Faro and HBO’s Gösta.