Dominic Monaghan will star in a 12 episode drama series ‘100 Code’ (aka The Hundred Code), created by Oscar winning Bobby Moresco (Crash). The series is based on Ken Bruen’s book ” Merrick “.
The series, produced by Fabrik Entertainment, Swedish Strix Drama and Red Arrow International, is set in Sweden where young women have been turning up dead in a field of asphodel flowers over the course of 12 months. It centers on New York Detective Tommy Conley (Dominic Monaghan) who, through a special dispensation from the NYPD, is permitted to observe and advise the Stockholm PD. There, he is paired with veteran homicide detective Mikael Eklund (Michael Nyqvist, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), a by-the-book Swedish nationalist with an aversion to American’s grab-and-go culture. Both hate each other but have to learn to work together to stop the killings.
Jobs aside, both cops fight demons from the past. Conley’s guilt over his girlfriend Maggie’s death continues to haunt him. He is forced to confront his past when he starts dating Maria, the owner of a local American sports bar. Eklund’s need to be a better father to Hanna is what drives him, but with the investigation intensifying it proves more and more difficult – he seems to fall into old patterns again.
As the investigation unfolds, Conley and Eklund are lead along a path of no return, to a killer behind the prolific murders. But who is he and what is he after?
Filming is slated to begin in Sweden in the spring, starting May 5 2014.
In Sweden , the series will be shown on Channel 5 , confirms the channel’s press officer Dan Panas for Nöjesbladet (See source below). The show has yet to be shopped around to U.S. networks.
UPDATE 14 March 2014: Sky Deutschland, the German pay-TV channel controlled by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, has come on board the new crime drama 100 Code, joining the project as a co-producer together with Red Arrow International. Sky will take all free and pay-TV rights in German-speaking Europe to the project. Red Arrow will handle international sales on 100 Code and will be shopping the series to U.S. and international buyers at next month’s MIPTV market in Cannes.