It isn’t politics but murder that makes strange bedfellows of two cops on opposite sides of the fjords in the new hit Scandi/US crime thriller, 100 Code.
Created and co-written by Bobby Moresco (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, The Black Donnellys), 100 Code is the Oscar® and BAFTA Film awards winner’s latest television series, which stars Michael Nyqvist (Millennium Trilogy, John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Lost, Flashforward).
New York. Stockholm. Young, blonde, blue-eyed women have been turning up dead in fields of flowers over the past twelve months. Through a special dispensation from the NYPD, Detective Tommy Conley (Monaghan) travels to Sweden to investigate the murders, and is paired with Mikael Eklund (Nyqvist) of the Stockholm Police, a by-the-book cop with an aversion to American culture. The two hate each other, but are quickly forced to resolve their differences as the mysterious serial killings continue.
Work aside, both cops are fighting demons from their past. For Conley, guilt over his girlfriend Maggie’s death continues to haunt him, while for Eklund, his need to be a better father to daughter Hanna (Felice Jankell, Alena) proves to be a challenge as the investigation intensifies and he falls back into old patterns of behavior.
As the web of shocking murders continues, Conley and Eklund are led down a path of no return in their hunt for the vicious killer.
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Costarring in 100 Code are a few actors that should be familiar to Euro TV fans, including Charlotta Jonsson (Wallander), Kristoffer Berglund (The Fjällbacka Murders), and Peter Eggers (Anno 1790). Danilo Bejarano (Ängelby) also features in the cast.
In this video interview with World Screen, Moresco, Nyqvist, and Monaghan give us an inside look at 100 Code.
100 Code is produced by 100 Code AB & Zen Productions in association with Frabrik Entertainment, Red Arrow International, and Strix Drama for Kanal 5 (Sweden) and Sky Deutschland (Germany). Executive producers include Moresco, Nyqvist, Jon Petersson (Irene Huss), Jan David Frouman (Bosch), Klaus Zimmermann (Borgia), and Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin (Bosch), Mikkel Bondesen (The Killing), and Kristen Campo (The Good Guys).
The 12-part serial debuted in March in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden on HBO Nordic, and in Germany on Sky Deutschland. It will premiere on Kanal 5 later this year, as well as on MTG in Denmark, 365 Media in Iceland, and Premium Crime in Italy. Stay tuned for further details about if and when the series will screen in the US and the UK’s Sky Atlantic.