100 Code stars Dominic Monaghan as an NYPD detective who goes to Sweden to investigate a number of murders alongside a Swedish cop played by Michael Nyqvist. The show has been developed by Red Arrow Entertainment’s Fabrik Entertainment and produced by 100 Code AB and Zen Productions. It is made for Kanal 5 and marks the first co-production for Sky Deutschland.
Bobby Moresco, the show’s creator and director, commented: “Through [exec producer] Henrik [Bastin] and [producer] Joakim [Hansson] I will get the opportunity to work with a first-rate crew and A-list actors, Michael Nyqvist and Dominic Monaghan. I am very excited about filming in Stockholm: the architecture, the light, the people and the atmosphere. Then, of course, the idea of a magnificently beautiful and safe city like Stockholm harboring evil just below the surface, an evil that is all encompassing, just seemed like it would work.”
Monaghan said: “For me it all begins with the script, which is fantastic and comes via a group of writers that can claim an authentic knowledge of the subjects they are dealing with. The characters are rich and real. The actors playing the characters are all very applied and interesting. In addition, Swedes and Scandinavians seem to have a great feeling for the crime genre right now—the success of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killing and The Bridge are testament to that fact. Also, naturally Sweden and its capital city are a big draw for me… I love coffee AND cake.”
Calle Jansson, the channel director for SBS Discovery Television, noted: “The Swedish-American production of 100 Code—with its dazzling blend of high profiled international and local top resources—underscores our commitment to investing in the local market with the goal of deepening and broadening our portfolio. We are well positioned in the crime genre, and we are confident that 100 Code will be a strong contributor on our trajectory of growth and success in the Swedish market.”
Irina Ignatiew, the managing director of global scripted distribution at Red Arrow International, added: “Dominic Monaghan, Michael Nyqvist and Bobby Moresco: With its all-star cast and crew, 100 Code is the new crime property to look out for. I have been dying for the production to kick off and can’t wait to see the first sequences.”