Yellow Bird Ent., the shingle behind “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, is joining forces with Chernin Ent. to adapt Robert Karjel’s “The Swede” (“De Redan Doda”) into a one-hour drama.
An intricate political thriller, the novel turns on a Swedish secret service agent who is summoned to a remote US military base to interrogate a prisoner thought to be a fellow Swede; and ultimately gets drawn into the complex investigation led by a female CIA agent. The evidence takes them from the 2004 Thailand Tsunami to a terrorist attack in Topeka Kansas.
Karjel, who penned the book, is a helicopter pilot and lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Air Force.
“The Swede” was picked up HarperCollins for publication in the U.S. in a deal brokered by Jonas Axelsson of Partners in Stories.
Chernin’s Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope will exec produce the drama skein alongside Berna Levin and Marianne Gray of Yellow Bird, a company owned by Zodiak Media.
Deal was brokered by UTA which represents Yellow Bird Ent. and Chernin Ent..