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Netflix Unveils Nordic Slate, Including Jo Nesbø’s ‘Harry Hole,’ ‘Diary of a Ditched Girl’ From ‘Solsidan’ Screenwriters, Period Series ‘The New Force’

Netflix has unveiled its roster of Nordic titles, including Jo Nesbø’s Norwegian series “Harry Hole” (working title), a series adaptation of Amanda Romare’s novel “Diary of a Ditched Girl” starring Carla Sehn (“Love & Anarchy”), the female-led “The New Force,” and a film adaptation of Alex Ahndoril’s “The Key Series.”

“Harry Hole” is entirely penned by Nesbø, a bestselling crime novelist best known for “Occupied” and “The Snowman.” Based on Nesbø’s novel “The Devil’s Star,” the series is set in Oslo during the summer and follows police detective Harry Hole who’s just been abandoned by his girlfriend. On his last mission, Hole has to partner with a corrupt cop to investigate the murder of a woman. The series will be directed by Øystein Karlsen (“Exit”)

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“Diary of a Ditched Girl,” penned by Tove Eriksen Hillblom (“Solsidan”) and Moa Herngren (“Bonus Family”), stars Sehn as 31-year-old Amanda who, like her friends, desperately craves to be loved and decides to try it all over the summer. Produced by Jarowskij, the series is based on Amanda Romares’s novel “Halva Malmö” and will be directed by Emma Bucht and Susanne Thorson.

“The New Force,” written by Patrik Ehrnst (head writer), Elin Randin and Antonia Pyk, takes place in 1958 and revolves around Sweden’s first female police officers graduate who start working in the country’s most crime-ridden district. The show will star Josefin Asplund, Agnes Rase and Malin Persson. “Harry Hole” and “The New Force” will launch on Netflix in 2026, while “Diary of a Ditched Girl” will premiere in 2025. .

Netflix has also ordered the film adaptation of “The Key Series,” which follows private detective Julia Stark who is hired by a wealthy family to solve a murder that has been committed at their estate in the northwest of Sweden. The film is being produced by Filmlance.

Jenny Stjernströmer Björk, Netflix’s VP of content in Nordics, said the “creative industry in the Nordic region is outstanding, with some of the most talented people in the world.”

“We are both thrilled and proud of the fantastic shows we announced today at Next on Netflix. Our members can expect a wonderful mix of films, series, non-fiction, and other great stories from the Nordics,” Stjernströmer Björk continued.

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