Premiere dates announced for Agatha Christie’s Hjerson


Premiere dates announced for Agatha Christie’s Hjerson

Agatha Christie's Hjerson, the major new production for TV4 and C More, has announced its premiere dates. The show will debut on C More in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark on August 16, with linear broadcasting on TV4 in Sweden from August 24. International dates to be confirmed.

The show, produced by BR•F in close collaboration with Agatha Christie Limited, is a playful and thrilling whodunnit with a contemporary meta twist, centring on the character of Sven Hjerson: a detective created by Agatha Christie's own fictional mystery writer Ariadne Oliver. This is the first time a spin-off character from Agatha Christie’s literary universe has been adapted into a television series, and the show recently made a big splash at Cannes, where it received the prestigious MIPDrama Coup de Coeur.

The role of the Scandinavian sleuth - who loves crudités and cold winter swims and is an absolute ace at solving murder mysteries - is played by none other than Johan Rheborg.

“We had a lot of fun during filming and it’s been fascinating to step into Agatha Christie’s world,” said Rheborg. “I hope we've managed to present an original crime investigator and I really look forward to seeing how it all turned out.”

His sidekick Klara Sandberg is played by Hanna Alström, acclaimed for her roles in numerous films and television series, including Sameblod, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Ted – In the Name of Love.

In addition to Johan Rheborg and Hanna Alström in the leading roles, the cast also includes a starring lineup of other actors who appear in various roles throughout the series, including David Fukamachi Regnfors, Alida Moberg, Peter Kanerva, Björn Andrésen, Evelyn Mok, Roshi Hoss, Peter Eggers, Livia Millhagen, Niklas Engdahl, Bengt Braskered, Sanna Sundqvist, Jonas Malmsjö, Shiham Surafa and Joel Spira.

Agatha Christie’s Hjerson unfolds around four classic whodunnit murder mysteries and will air as both a film series of four 88-minute movies and as a television series of eight 44-minute episodes in August/September 2021.

Agatha Christie’s Hjerson will premiere on C More on Monday, August 16, with two new episodes released every week. It will begin airing on TV4 on August 23, with new episodes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Agatha Christie’s Hjerson was produced by Patrik Andersson and Ulf Synnerholm at BR•F for TV4/C More, in co-production with ZDF, Nadcon and the Government of Åland, and in close collaboration with ZDF Enterprises and Agatha Christie Ltd. The series was produced with support from Nordisk Film & TV fond. Agatha Christie’s Hjerson was created and developed by Patrik Gyllström at BR•F and was written by Patrik Gyllström, Björn Paqualin, Jakob Beckman, Martin Luuk and Aron Levander. It was directed by Lisa James Larsson and Lisa Farzaneh.