Alex Scarrow's near-future dystopian novel is being developed by TrustNordisk, a part of the Zentropa group, in Denmark in collaboration with Brain Academy in Sweden, the company created by Peter Settman and headed up by CEO Rikke Ennis. Helena Danielsson of Brain Academy serves as lead producer for Brain Academy.
The book is set to become a major eight-part thriller exploring the implosion of modern society when oil supplies suddenly drop to crisis point. The story unfolds around a family whose lives are changed forever by the societal breakdown that ensues.
The series' creators are screenwriter Soni Jorgensen and Brain Academy partner Patrik Ehrnst, and talent will be drawn from the UK and Scandinavia.
The project is currently being packaged, with the producers championing a blended UK and Scandinavian feel for the series.
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