Hans Rosenfeldt

Acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt is the creator of the award-winning Scandinavian TV-series The Bridge (2011-2018), which has aired in more than 170 countries and also been successfully remade into a US version, The Bridge (2013-2014), as well as a British/French version, The Tunnel (2013). Rosenfeldt is also the writer and creator behind the Netflix original hit series, Marcella, as well as the adaptor of CJ Tudor’s bestselling novel The Burning Girls, among else.

Rosenfeldt has adapted Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous story Ronja the Robber’s Daughter into a major family fantasy series, to premier on Netflix in 2024  with 12 episodes across two seasons.

Awards

British Screenwriters’ Award (Best Crime Writing on Television) UK – Marcella 2018
Kristallen Award Nominee (Best Television Drama) Sweden – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2018
Zulu Awards Nominee (Best TV Series) Denmark – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2016
Robert Awards Nominee (Best Danish TV Series) Denmark – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2016
Kristallen Award (Best Television Drama) Sweden – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2016
Robert Awards Nominee (Best Danish TV Series) Denmark – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2014
Crime Thriller Awards Nominee (Best International TV Drama) UK – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2014
Kristallen Award (Best Television Drama) Sweden – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2014
BAFTA Awards Nominee (Best International Programme) UK – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2013
Kristallen Awards Nominee (Best Television Drama) Sweden – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2012
Crime Thriller Awards Nominee (Best International TV Drama) UK – Bron/Broen The Bridge 2012
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Filmography

Ronja Rövardotter Ronja the Robber’s Daughter
(TV Series)
post-production
Writer
2024
The Chalk Man
(TV Series)
announced
Writer
2023
The Burning Girls
(TV Series)
 (DramaThriller)
Writer
2023
Marcella
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDramaThriller)
CreatorWriter
2016 - 2021
The Bridge
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
Writer
2013 - 2014
Morden i Sandhamn The Sandhamn Murders
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDramaThriller)
Writer
2012 - 2015
Bron/Broen The Bridge
(TV Series)
 (CrimeMysteryThriller)
CreatorWriter
2011 - 2018
Den fördömde Sebastian Bergman
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDramaThriller)
Writer
2010
Göta kanal 4 - Tårkanalen
(Short)
 (Comedy)
Writer
2010
Playa Del Sol
(TV Series)
 (Comedy)
Episode writer
2009
183 dagar 183 Days
(TV Series)
 (Drama)
Episode writer
2009
Wallander - Hämnden Wallander - The Revenge
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDramaMystery)
Writer
2009
Oskyldigt dömd Innocently Convicted
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDrama)
Writer
2008
Wallander - Pyramiden Wallander - The Pyramid
(TV Movie)
 (ActionCrimeThriller)
Writer
2007
En riktig jul A Real Christmas
(TV Series)
 (DramaFamilyFantasy)
Writer
2007
Draken The Dragon
(TV Mini-Series)
 (Family)
Writer
2007
De drabbade The Befallen
(TV Series)
 (DramaFantasyHorror)
CreatorWriter
2003
Järnvägshotellet The Railway Hotel
(TV Movie)
 (CrimeThriller)
Writer
2003
Bella bland kryddor och kriminella Bella
(TV Series)
 (Crime)
Writer
2002
Kaspar i Nudådalen
(TV Series)
 (Family)
Writer
2001
Mirakelpojken The Miracle Boy
(TV Series)
 (AdventureFamilyFantasy)
Writer
2001
Brott§våg
(TV Series)
 (Crime)
Writer
2000
Sjätte dagen The Sixth Day
(TV Series)
 (DramaMysteryThriller)
Writer
2000
Hassel/Förgörarna Hassel: There Is No Mercy!
(Feature film)
 (ActionThriller)
Writer
2000
Reuter & Skoog
(TV Series)
 (Comedy)
Writer
1999
Rederiet High Seas
(TV Series)
 (Drama)
Writer
1999
Aspiranterna
(TV Series)
 (CrimeDrama)
Writer
1998
Reine & Mimmi i fjällen!
(Feature film)
 (Comedy)
Writer
1997
Jul i Kaupernaum Christmas in Kaupernaum
(TV Series)
 (Children's)
Writer
1995
The Båttom is Nådd
(TV Series)
 (Comedy)
Writer
1995
Radioskugga Radio Shadow
(TV Series)
 (Drama)
Writer
1995
Tre Kronor Tre Kronor
(TV Series)
 (Drama)
Writer
1994

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First look-trailer for ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’ released

Today, Netflix released a first look-trailer of Hans Rosenfeldt’s adaptation of Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, which will premiere on March 28th.

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter follows the adventures of a spirited and rebellious girl born into a gang of robbers in a medieval Scandinavian castle. As Ronja grows up, she discovers the magical, but dangerous forest with its strange and mysterious creatures. Yet she feels more at home in the forest than behind the walls of the huge castle. When Ronja meets the young boy Birk from a rival gang, it marks the beginning of a dark family feud and a forbidden friendship emerges, all while a notorious bailiff arrives to rid the forest of robbers once and for all. 

In an expansive yet faithful reimagine of the classic tale, written by Hans Rosenfeldt and directed by Lisa James Larsson, viewers are re-introduced to one of the most beloved stories in Sweden. 

The series is being released in two parts, and stars Kerstin Linden, Christopher Wagelin, Sverrir Gudnason, Pernilla August and Johan Ulveson, among others. 

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter Part 1 is launching in the Nordics, CEE, UK, France, Spain and the Netherlands on March 28th. Part 2 will follow later in 2024.

Hans Rosenfeldt’s adaptation of ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’ is coming to Netflix

Today, Netflix announced that one of the most beloved stories in Sweden, Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous story Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, is coming to Netflix in 2024.

The Swedish-language show is written by Hans Rosenfeldt and directed by Lisa James Larsson and follows the adventures of a young girl born into a band of robbers in a medieval Scandinavian fortress. As Ronja grows up, she learns that the surrounding forest can be a magical and sometimes dangerous place filled with strange creatures. But when Ronja befriends the young boy Birk from a rival band, a vicious family feud ignites. Ronja and Birk flee into the forest and try to survive on their own.

Hans Rosenfeldt says: “I’m thrilled that Ronja the Robber’s Daughter has found a new home. It has a fantastic team both in front- and behind the camera, and that Ronja will meet its audience on Netflix feels like an early Christmas present.”

Jenny Stjernströmer Björk, Vice President Nordic Content: “The rich heritage of Astrid Lindgren is an integral part of Sweden’s DNA. We hope the series will bring joy to our Nordic members, and we want to recognize and thank all the people who have been working on the project over the years. We look forward to welcoming Ronja the Robber’s Daughter to Netflix in 2024.”

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter will be released on Netflix in the Nordics, CEE, UK, France, Spain, and the Netherlands in 2024.

‘The Burning Girls’ premieres on Paramount+

Hans Rosenfeldt’s adaptation of CJ Tudor’s bestselling novel The Burning Girls premieres today on Paramount+.
The British thriller series stars Samantha Morton and Ruby Stokes and follows Reverend Jack Brooks and her daughter as they make a fresh start in Chapel Croft, but soon the close-knit community’s dark history begins to reveal itself.

Trailer premiere for ‘The Burning Girls’

Paramount+ has released a first look of the trailer for The Burning Girls, Hans Rosenfeldt’s adaptation of C.J. Tudor’s bestselling novel with the same name.

The chilling series sees single mum and reverend Jack Brooks (Samantha Morton) moving into a new village with her daughter Flo (Bridgerton’s Ruby Stokes), only to discover there are some strange local superstitions — and sightings of little girls who may or may not be real.

The Burning Girls will premiere on Paramount+ on October 19th.

Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt C.J. Tudor’s ‘The Chalk Man’

Hans Rosenfeldt has set his next project, a return to the canon of crime author C.J. Tudor. Having just penned Paramount+’s adaptation of Tudor’s The Burning Girls, Rosenfeldt is now turning his attention to her first novel, 2016’s The Chalk Man. Rosenfeldt is combining once again with UK indie Buccaneer Media, with whom he worked on The Burning Girls and ITV thriller Marcella.

Starting in 1986, the book follows Eddie “Munster” Adams, who spends his days biking around a sleepy English village exchanging secret codes via little chalk stick figures with his friends. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same. Fast-forward to 2016 and Eddie thinks he has put the past behind him, before he gets a letter in the mail, containing a single chalk stick figure.

“I love C.J. Tudor’s books and I’m so glad that I get the opportunity to adapt another one of them,” says Rosenfeldt. “I’m really looking forward to bringing The Chalk Man‘s exciting twisty plot and interesting characters to the screen together with the great people at Buccaneer”.

“We’re excited to be once again marrying C.J.’s compelling storytelling with Hans Rosenfeldt’s world class screenwriting to create another premium screen thriller for audiences around the world.” says Richard Tulk-Hart, joint CEO of Buccaneer.

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Cast revealed for ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’

Filming has begun on Ronja the Robber’s Daughterthe classic Astrid Lindgren adventure about a strong and independent girl which took the world by storm when it was published 40 years ago.

Kerstin Linden has signed up for the lead role as Ronja, joined by Jack Bergenholtz Henriksson, who plays the role of Ronja’s friend, Birk Borkason. The parents of the two robber families are played by Christopher Wagelin as Mattis, Krista Kosonen playing Lovis, and in rival dynasty, Sverrir Gudnason plays Borka, and Maria Nohra as Undis.

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is penned by the renowned writer Hans Rosenfeldt, and the first season is directed by Lisa James Larsson.

The series will premiere in 2023 on Viaplay.

Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt Astrid Lindgren’s ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’ for a major TV production

NENT Group and Filmlance International are partnering with The Astrid Lindgren Company and have commissioned Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous story Ronja the Robber’s Daughter into a major Viaplay Original family fantasy series, to be directed by Lisa James Larsson (Victoria) and featuring groundbreaking visual effects.

Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is one of the best-known books by Astrid Lindgren, who is among the world’s most translated and best-selling authors with more than 75 books published. Her work has been translated into over 100 languages and sold more than 165 million copies, and has been adapted for more than 70 feature films and TV productions.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer says:
“Ronja’s confidence and complexity make her one of my all-time favourite characters. This classic story of a strong and independent girl was always far ahead of its time, and its themes of friendship, closeness to nature and questioning one’s assumptions are so relevant today. It is a privilege to work with such a top-class creative team to bring Ronja to Viaplay viewers around the world, and this project shows just how quickly our ambitions are growing. For a Nordic storyteller like NENT Group, adapting an Astrid Lindgren work is as big as it gets.”

The series will premiere from 2023 with 12 episodes across two seasons.

Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt CJ Tudor’s ‘The Burning Girls’

Hans Rosenfeldt has found his new project – adapting CJ Tudor’s bestselling novel The Burning Girls into a TV series. Rosenfeldt will work with Marcella producer Buccaneer Media to adapt the book, who follows Reverend Jack Brooks and her daughter as they make a fresh start in Chapel Croft, but soon the close-knit community’s dark history begins to reveal itself.

Buccaneer co-CEO Wood says: “The Burning Girls is a terrific story; it’s very easy to see how CJ Tudor has risen to the top of the charts in pretty short order. Her ability to tell a truly gripping story is exceptional.”

Rosenfeldt adds: “I’ve been longing to get back to London and to work with Buccaneer again and when Tony sent me a copy of The Burning Girls I thought ‘Yes, this is what we should do!’ I loved the book, its characters, the setting, the horror elements and the many twists and surprises.”

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‘Marcella’ set for French remake

The French broadcaster TF1 has ordered a local adaptation of the lauded UK crime drama Marcella. The remake, produced by Elephant, will be titled Rebecca and star Anne Marivin as the titular detective, who returns to work six years after abandoning the hunt for a serial killer and quitting the police force.

The highly successful original show, Marcella, was created by Hans Rosenfeldt and recently released its third season on Netflix.

‘Marcella’ season 3 on Netflix

The crime drama Marcella has been lauded for its gripping narrative, multi-layered characters, engrossing subplots, and shocking twists. Created by Swedish screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, the show has generated two successful seasons and is now back on Netflix with season 3.

The series stars Anna Friel as Marcella, a police detective who suffers violent blackouts as a result of her dissociative identity disorder, but that doesn’t stop her from going up against some truly twisted killers. Season three will see Marcella operating in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on a new identity, under the name of Keira, and has managed to infiltrate the infamous Maguire crime family. As Marcella investigates their activities, questions are raised about how much of her old self she has left behind. Will her past come back to haunt her once again?

‘The Bridge,’ ‘Real Humans’ and ‘SKAM’ among the 10 most influential international TV shows of the 2010s

Deadline Hollywood has listed the 10 most influential international TV shows of the last decade, and on this exclusive list you will find Hans Rosenfeldt’s The Bridge, Lars Lundström’s Real Humans, and Julie Andem’s SKAM.

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‘The Bridge’ lauded in The New York Times

Hans Rosenfeldt’s Swedish-Danish crime TV series The Bridge has not only gained great success in Scandinavia, but become hugely popular around the globe and received several awards.

The latest in the line of tributes is one from The New York Times. The newspaper listed The Bridge as the second best foreign series of the year and describes the fourth season as “complicated,” “spine-tingling,” and “occasionally quite funny.”

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