A&E Network has secured U.S. format rights to Those Who Kill, the Danish crime series based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm, and has ordered a pilot.
The original series revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. Imagine Television and Fox 21 will produce the U.S. pilot; Glen Morgan wrote the script. Morgan, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen will be executive producers.
If you can’t wait, though, a very interesting version of this same project has been on ITV in the UK since February. Think PRIME SUSPECT set in Denmark, with a younger and, dare we say it, hotter Helen Mirren (Laura Bach).
Five years ago, we would have looked forward to an A&E version. But since then a lot has changed…