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Anna Platt

Anna Platt (b. 1977) is a Swedish/American screenwriter who debuted with her first original romantic comedy and feature film Love Deluxe, in January 2014. Prior to this she was awarded The Sandrews Scholarship in 2012.

Platt grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Sweden when she was eight years old. As a graduate of Dublin’s Gaiety School of Acting with a subsequent career in copywriting, Platt initially tried her hand at writing drama while attending Biskops Arnö. She later returned to Biskops Arnö and became the head of the screenwriting department for five years. Platt is also the author of a critically acclaimed novel and two children’s books.

Currently, Platt is working on a new novel, as well as several TV projects including Beck and The Day of the Lord.

Awards

The Sandrews Scholarship Sweden 2012
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Trailer premiere for ‘The Day of the Lord’

The trailer has been released for the awaited TV series The Day of the Lord.

The Day of the Lord is set to premiere on C More November 1 and then on TV 4 November 11.

Ida Borg / TV4 / C More Photo: Ida Borg / TV4 / C More

The first photos of Aliette Opheim in ‘The Day of the Lord’

C More has released the first photos of Aliette Opheim in her role as the Bride of Christ in the anticipated TV series The Day of the Lord.

The six-part drama is based on the novel of the same title (orig. title: Knutby) by Jonas Bonnier. Bonnier also serves as screenwriter on the series, accompanied by head writer Fredrik Agetoft and episode writer Anna Platt.

The Day of the Lord is set to premiere on C More November 1 and then on TV 4 November 11.

Wonderful reviews for ‘The Truth Will Out 2’

The Truth Will Out 2 premiered this weekend on Viaplay and promptly received rave reviews in the press, which laud the second season as even better than the first. The crime drama series is based on an original idea by the award-winning author and criminologist Leif GW Persson, and is written and created by Aron Levander and Hans Jörnlind.

The Truth Will Out 2 gives us this year’s best Swedish TV season so far. /…/ Robert Gustafsson continues to deliver on the highest of levels, in what is without a doubt one of his career’s best and most gripping roles. The Truth Will Out season two raises the stakes also for its other characters, in what is both an impressive and cathartic manner. /…/ To conclude: When all the actors’ impressive performances are paired with a (from beginning to end) well-written script […] The Truth Will Out 2 succeeds in standing out from the crowd in the otherwise so crowded crime genre. There is no doubt that Peter Wendel’s story is time well spent before the TV.”
★★★★
Filmtopp, Sweden

“Freed of excessive motions, [The Truth Will Out 2] stands out from the crowd thanks to how different it feels; angsty, subdued, controlled, believable. A big part of the reason why the series works as well as it does is Robert Gustafsson, who is once more phenomenal in his role as the cold case group’s sorrowful, head-strong and at times easily distracted leader, Peter Wendel. /…/ Also Ia Langhammer’s for the genre rather odd character, Barbro Svensson, is an important puzzle piece. /…/ The five episodes leave you hungry for more. Here’s hoping there will be.”
★★★★
Aftonbladet, Sweden

The Truth Will Out 2 is even better than its first season.”
★★★★
Expressen, Sweden

“Horrific scenes are woven together with both suspense and humor in a genius way. Robert Gustafsson performs his life’s best role as the distracted and resigned workaholic [Peter Wendel]. /…/ The television series keeps the standard high and is hands down one of the best contemporary Swedish crime dramas there is.”
Cinetaste, Sweden

‘The Truth Will Out 2’ teaser trailer release

Today marks the release of the teaser trailer for The Truth Will Out season 2. The crime drama series is based on an original idea by the award-winning author and criminologist Leif GW Persson, and is written and created by Aron Levander and Hans Jörnlind. They are joined by episode writer Anna Platt.

‘The Day of the Lord’ to become a TV series

Jonas Bonnier’s The Day of the Lord, a novel inspired by the real-life story of the Knutby sect, will be made into a six-episode TV series for TV4 and C More. Shooting is slated to start this summer. Head writer for the series is Fredrik Agetoft, who is joined by episode writer Anna Platt and the novel’s author and now screenwriter, Jonas Bonnier.

The drama TV series will depict the fateful events of Knutby, 2004, when a free church in small-town Sweden became the epicenter of a murder plot that shook the country. Playing the role of the figure at the plot’s center, Kristi Brud – “Eva” in the series – is Aliette Opheim (Caliphate, Beartown). The pastor arrested for brainwashing his lover into killing will be played by Einar Bredefeldt (Beartown), and the nanny by Alba August (Quick). The director of the series is Goran Kapetanoviç (Caliphate).

Premiere for ‘Huss’ on Viaplay

The new crime drama Huss is a series of five films starring Karin Franz Körlof as the daughter of the iconic detective Irene Huss, the protagonist of twelve classic films based on the novels by Helene Tursten.

A fresh graduate of the Swedish police academy, Katarina Huss has just started her job patrolling the streets of Gothenburg. But there’s more to the work than just solving crimes, as Katarina will discover. Besides getting to know her new colleagues and the local community, she must also win the support of her mother, Irene, who isn’t convinced by her daughter’s choice of career.

Jörgen Bergmark is the director and writer of the series together with Anna Platt, Hans Jörnlind and Peter Lindblom.

Huss premieres March 19 on Viaplay across the Nordic region.

‘Partisan’ the big winner of the Canneseries

The third annual Canneseries Festival took place this Wednesday night, and the big winner of the evening became the Swedish series Partisan, which received the award for ‘Best Series.’ Partisan is co-created by Amir Chamdin and Fares Fares. Hans Jörnlind, Anna Platt, Fares Fares and Amir Chamdin number among the series’ writers.

Top Dog was also one of the prestigious festival’s winners, walking off with the award for ‘Best music for crime thriller’.

‘Partisan’ to premiere on Viaplay in August

The Swedish five-part drama Partisan will premiere on August 16th on the streaming service Viaplay. In the title roles we see Johan Rheborg and Chernobyl and Westworld star Fares Fares, who also serves as creative producer on the show.

In Partisan, Johnny (Fares Fares) finds himself in Jordnära, a secluded Swedish village home to an idyllic community – at least on the surface. He befriends Nicole and Maria, two teenage foster children. During the summer, Johnny gets more and more involved in the girls’ situation and finds his focus straying from his main mission. But who is he really, and what is his agenda?

Partisan is directed by Amir Chamdin and produced by Johanna Wennerberg for Warner Bros. Hans Jörnlind, Anna Platt, Fares Fares and Amir Chamdin are among the series’ writers.