Tomas Alfredson, the director of Let the right one in And Tinker Tailor Soldier Spyadjusts the 2000 feature Faithless – Directed by Liv Ullmann from a screenplay by Oscar winner Ingmar Bergman – as a limited TV series.
The series written by Sara Johnsen (22nd of July) will explore the tale of love and adultery told in the original film – about actress Marianne Vogler, who is married to acclaimed conductor Markus Vogler and begins an affair with her husband’s best friend, David Howard – and the story that follows the Expand main film The characters have to face the consequences of their actions for themselves and their families 40 years later. The series moves between the present and back to the original events four decades in the past.
Lena Endre will reprise her role as Marianne for the series with Jesper Christensen (Quantum of consolation) plays the older David Howard. Young David is played by Gustav Lindh (queen of hearts). Frida Gustavsson (The Witcher) will play the young Marianne, with August Wittgenstein (The crown) than young Marcus.
Fremantle’s Miso Film Sweden produces Faithless in co-production with the public broadcasters SVT and ARTE.
Alfredson has begun filming the six-part series, which is set to premiere in early 2023. Fremantle takes care of worldwide sales.
Alfredson’s 2012 feature Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, an adaptation of the John le Carré Cold War classic, starring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth, won a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for three Academy Awards. The Swedish director had his international breakthrough in 2008 with the vampire drama Let the right one in.
Most recently, Lindholm directed the acclaimed six-part true crime drama The investigation for HBO Max, which Miso Film produced. Miso Film’s other credits include Danish Netflix sci-fi drama The rain and crime series The ones who kill.