Pop Goes The News — A popular Norwegian crime series will be adapted for American television this year in Canada.
Ten episodes of Eyewitness will be shot for USA Network in Ontario from April 25 to August 8.
The series will be executive produced by Jarl Emsell Larsen, who created the original, and Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak.
Cameras are scheduled to roll in Parry Sound, about 250 km north of Toronto.
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According to a press release, Eyewitness is a thriller about two teenage boys who witness a shooting in the forest and fear being caught by the shooter — and also fear having their relationship exposed.
“It’s a bone chilling thrill ride that not only exposes the details of a crime, but also the secrets of the witnesses who watched,” said Dawn Olmstead of Universal Cable Productions, in a release.
Casting details have not been announced.
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In Norway, Øyevitne ran for six episodes in late 2014 and earned an International Emmy for Anneke von der Lippe, who played a police detective.
The USA Network series Suits is made in Toronto, where its series Covert Affairs was also shot.