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Stefan Thunberg

Stefan Thunberg (b. 1968) is a celebrated screenwriter with a long and outstanding career in both television and feature films. Some of Stefan’s work includes the hit films Hamilton and The Hunters 2 as well as the Swedish drama series Farang, Wallander and a few others. He is also one half of the Swedish author duo Roslund & Thunberg. Their first book Made in Sweden – which is based on the series of bank robberies that the infamous Military Gang carried out in the 1990’s – was published in Sweden in 2014 and immediately became a bestseller. The rights to Made in Sweden are sold to 30 territories.

In 2018, the modern Swedish classic The Hunters returned as an original TV series on C More, with Thunberg and Björn Carlström as the main writers. The series, which is based on the previous films, has received wonderful reviews in the Swedish press, with newspaper Expressen calling it “Grandiose, modern and exciting.”

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‘Beck 41: Death in Samarra’ and ‘Beck 42: The Lost Son’ to premiere early 2021

Earlier this year, Beck 39: Undercover and Beck 40: Beyond Reasonable Doubt were released on C More. They were the first two installments in a series of four new Beck films. Beck 41: Death in Samarra will premiere on New Year’s Day, and Beck 42: The Lost Son on February 5.

In Beck 41: Death in Samarra, a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize is brutally stabbed to death in central Stockholm, having presented the war tribunal in The Hague with evidence of illegal warfare. The Beck unit is under pressure to find the perpetrator behind the assassination before the Secret Service takes over. In Beck 42: The Lost Son, a jawbone is found out in the woods. The bone turns out to belong to the celebrated author Cecilia Eklund’ missing son, who disappeared five years earlier.

The two new films are written by Fredrik Agetoft and Stefan Thunberg, and directed by Lisa Ohlin.

Four new ‘Beck’ films to premiere on C More

In 2020-2021 Beck films no. 39-42 will be released for streaming on C More. The story picks up right where the latest film Beck – The Devil’s Attorney left off. Peter Haber reprises his role as the iconic detective Martin Beck created by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, and his sidekick Steinar Hovland, is played again by Games of Thrones’ Kristofer Hivju.

Beck – Undercover will premiere November 6, followed by Beck – Beyond Reasonable Doubt on December 4. The two subsequent films will be released in 2021.

The new films are written by Fredrik Agetoft, Stefan Thunberg, Johan Bogaeus and Veronica Zacco. Pontus Klänge and Lisa Ohlin are directing.

Viaplay green-lights Roslund & Hellström’s Ewert Grens series

Viaplay has announced its green-lighting of the small screen adaptation of Roslund & Hellström’s internationally bestselling series about Ewert Grens. The TV series will be produced by Miso Film, and be based on four of Roslund & Hellström’s novels, starting with Box 21 for the first season. The series will premiere on Viaplay in 2020.

Box 21 will be directed by award-winning director Mani Maserrat (Modus, Bad Blood) and produced by Sandra Harms (Modus, 438 Days) and Karl Fredrik Ulfung (438 Days). Screenwriters are Dennis Magnusson (Jordskott, 30 Degrees in February), Stefan Thunberg (Wallander, Hunters 2) and Anders Roslund, author of the books.

The cast stars Leonard Terfelt (The Bridge), Mimosa Willamo (Bodom, Karppi) and Simon J. Berger (Modus, Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar).

‘Hunters’ to premiere this week

The feature films Hunters and Hunters 2 (1996, 2002), about the policeman Erik Bäckström, have become modern Swedish classics. The new TV-series of the same title will return to the universe of the films and premieres on C More November 14th. It will be broadcasted on the Swedish network TV4 next year.

In Hunters, the headstrong policeman Erik Bäckström, once again portrayed by Rolf Lassgård, leaves Stockholm behind to return to his hometown in the north of Sweden – this time for good. The six-episode series is written by Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg and directed by Jens Jonsson.

The much-awaited series has already received wonderful reviews in Swedish press, with newspaper Expressen calling it “Grandiose, modern and exciting.” Norrländska Socialdemokraten’s review is equally positive: “It’s stylish. It’s thrilling. It’s believable. It feels fresh.”

Hunters is produced by Harmonica Films and SF Studios in co-production with C More/TV4 and Filmpool Nord.

‘Hunters’ returns as TV-series on C More

The modern Swedish film classic Hunters is to return in 2018 as an original TV series on C More.

The series is based on the feature films Hunters from 1996 and Hunters 2 from 2011. Rolf Lassgård is set to play police Erik Bäckström as in the previous films.

Main writers of the six episodes are Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg. Jens Jonson is to direct.

The series is produced by Harmonica Films and SF Studios and is a co-production between C More/TV4, SF Studios and Filmpool Nord.

Hunters will premiere on C More in 2018, and will then be broadcasted on Swedish network TV4 as well.

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Malin Lagerlöf and Stefan Thunberg’s ‘Farang’ premieres on C-More

The drama thriller Farang premiered yesterday, Thursday March 9th, on broadcasting network C-More. The TV Series, written and created by Malin Lagerlöf and Stefan Thunberg, tells the story of Rickard, a man who was forced to flee Sweden after a bank robbery gone wrong. His decision not only means a great change to his own life, he’s also forced to leave his family behind, irreversibly changing the course of their lives as well. Ten years later Rickard is in Thailand, where he gets by as a petty criminal on the back streets of Phuket, all the while keeping his identity hidden because of the price on his head. When Rickard’s daughter Tyra, now 15 years old, suddenly shows up in front of him, Rickard has to make yet another difficult decision: should he reveal who he really is and risk his life, or try his best to cut all contact with his daughter?

Farang is available for streaming on C-More. Click the “Read more” link below to see the first two episodes.

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New trailer for Malin Lagerlöf’s and Stefan Thunberg’s ‘Farang’

A “Farang” comes to Thailand for two reasons. To sunbathe – or to hide. A new trailer has been released for Malin Lagerlöf’s and Stefan Thunberg’s upcoming original series Farang, starring Ola Rapace. The series is set to premiere March 9th on C More.

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‘Farang’ premiere on C-More

A “Farang” comes to Thailand for two reasons. To sunbathe – or to hide. Malin Lagerlöf's and Stefan Thunberg's new original series Farang starring Ola Rapace is set to premiere March 9 on C More.

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