La serie thriller di boxe femminile di SVT The Fighter in produzione
- La serie in sei episodi, creata da Alexandra-Therese Keining, è incentrata su una pugilessa determinata con un passato altalenante
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A new six-part show, a female-boxing thriller called The Fighter, is currently filming in Sweden and Lithuania. The series was created by Alexandra-Therese Keining, best known for her LGBTQ-themed films such as With Every Heartbeat [+leggi anche:
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In detail, The Fighter follows Lea Ferrera, a determined boxer with a chequered past who is willing to do anything to fight for the World Championship title. When an investigator suspects her of cheating, her one dream is on the line, and she must decide whether she is really prepared to risk it all.
The creative team also includes concept director Andrea Östlund (the TV series A Class Apart and The Restaurant) and episodic director Fredrik Edfeldt (the TV series Blue Eyes and The Girl [+leggi anche:
intervista: Fredrik Edfeldt
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intervista: Joachim Hedén
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intervista: Mia Hansen-Løve
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intervista: Mårten Klingberg
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The Fighter is being staged by Petra Jönsson and Karina Stääv Ardelius for independent Stockholm-based studio Kärnfilm.
Los Angeles-based production and distribution outfit Dynamic Television has recently boarded the series’ worldwide distribution rights. Speaking about the acquisition, managing partners Daniel March and Klaus Zimmermann defined the project as “an original and thrilling story set in a gritty and tough world that audiences haven’t seen”. The show is set to premiere on Swedish pubcaster SVT next year.
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