Introducing Agatha Christie's Sven Hjerson

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Klara Sandberg and Sven Hjerson © Johan Paulin, TV4 & C More

There have been countless adaptations of Agatha Christie’s novels and stories over the years, but now for the first time we have an entirely new production set within the fictional universe created by the Queen of Crime. Never before has Sven Hjerson, the fictional detective of Agatha Christie’s fictional writer Ariadne Oliver, been committed to the screen; but now, for the first time, a production will bring this meta adaptation to life. Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson is a thrilling, playful whodunnit with a contemporary twist.

Ariadne Oliver is a mystery crime writer who appears in a number of Agatha Christie novels, and who, according to Agatha Christie, bears certain similarities to herself. Ariadne has her own master detective: Sven Hjerson who loves crudités, cold winter baths and solving murder mysteries. In this new series Sven Hjerson is played by none other than Johan Rheborg.

The TV series began shooting in Åland on December 8th. It comprises four classic whodunnit murder cases and will be broadcast as a TV series in Sweden and Germany in autumn 2021.

Who is Sven Hjerson?

Sven Hjerson is played by Johan Rheborg

Former criminal investigator Sven Hjerson has solved some of the toughest cases in Swedish crime history. Now retired from the limelight, living on the fringes of society, his life mainly consists of daily routines, a vegan diet, vinyl record collecting and an unhealthy appetite for gossip.

Who is Klara Sandberg

Klara Sandberg is played by Hanna Alström

Reality show producer Klara Sandberg is living with partner Niklas and their daughter Olivia. Her career has come to a halt and she is desperately looking for something new – wasn’t there more to life than this? She succeeds in pitching a major tv show starring Hjerson, which could be the solution to all her problems. There is just one small obstacle: she has never met Hjerson…

This series breaks new ground for us. We are so proud to be working with TV4/C More, BR•F and partners to bring Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson to life in this way. The world and the stories that have been created feel authentically Agatha Christie and we look forward to following Sven and Klara on their journey.
James Prichard, Chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd and great grandson of Agatha Christie.

Agatha Christie’s Sven Hjerson is 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 show is created and developed by Patrik Gyllström at BR•F and is written by Patrik Gyllström, Björn Paqualin, Jakob Beckman, Martin Luuk and Aron Levander. It is directed by Lisa James Larsson and Lisa Farzaneh.

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