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Netflix announced today its latest series out of Sweden: the reality-based and character-driven suspense series The Helicopter Heist.

Ronnie Sandahl Daniél Espinosa
Ronnie Sandahl and Daniél Espinosa — Photo credit: Gustaf_Kumlin, courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Based on the novel The Helicopter Heist by Jonas Bonnier, the eight-part series The Helicopter Heist tells the story of the drama behind one of the most spectacular heists in history.

On an early September morning in 2009, eyes from around the world turn to an inconspicuous Stockholm suburb, where a helicopter has landed on the roof of the country’s safest cash depot. Except it isn’t, because the police can only watch as the robbers disappear, taking with them several million dollars. Even more surprising (at least these days): not a single shot is fired.

Adapted for the screen by series creator Ronnie Sandahl (Borg vs. McEnroe, Tigers) and directed by Daniél Espinosa (Easy Money, Morbius), The Helicopter Heist is a feverish and absurd story of betrayal and vindication, fear and fatherhood, and winning or losing it all.

Said Ronnie Sandahl:

“I want to tell an epic robbery tale, about great dreams and even greater risks. A feverish, character-driven heist show about friendship, adrenaline, and hubris. I can’t imagine a more perfect director for the series than Daniel Espinosa, and I’m incredibly happy that he’s chosen to step aboard.”

The Helicopter Heist marks Espinosa’s TV directorial debut. He commented:

“I have followed and been fascinated by this story ever since it happened. When the opportunity presented itself to do it in a way that does it justice, with Ronnie and Netflix and the entire crew behind it, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.”

Produced by Johannes Åhlund for B-Reel Films, the series is executive produced by Ulf Synnerholm, Fredrik Heinig, Ronnie Sandahl, Niclas Salomonsson, and Jonas Bonnier.

A release date for the show has not been set yet, but you can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/helicopterheist.

Stay tuned for updates.


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The Helicopter Heist: Netflix Announces New Swedish Suspense Series
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