Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Could The Killing's creator be about to make a series in the UK?

Soren Sveistrup, the man who created The Killing, made a rare interview appearance at Crimefest in Bristol at the weekend. He was attending the launch of the novelisation of The Killing with the book's British author, David Hewson.

One tantalising possibility that came out of their interview with critic Barry Forshaw before an audience of authors and crime fiction fans was that Sveistrup could make a British series when The Killing 3 finishes filming in September. Forshaw asked Sveistrup if would be interested in making a series for the BBC, which showed series one and two of the acclaimed Danish murder drama on BBC4.

Sveistrup – as can seen in this clip from the interview – said the BBC had not approached him, but he has had an approach or two from UK producers, which he is thinking over. He said the project would have to be something original, that would allow him to have a 'rebirth' in creative terms.

So, which British channel could be brave enough to commission something new and exciting from the writer/creator of The Killing?