Showtime Orders Project From Will Ferrell Deadline
Showtime is buying a project from Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" director Tommy Wirkola, reports Deadline.com.
The half-hour project, which is currently untitled, is a dark comedy based on a Norwegian series called "Hellfjord," the piece notes. That show was created and produced by Wirkola, and is described as a mix of "Hot Fuzz" and "Twin Peaks" but with a Nordic noir flavor.
The original show tracks an Oslo police officer who is banished to a remote town called "Hellfjord" after a freak horse accident.
Wirkola and Gary Sanchez also collaborated on "Hansel and Gretel," the story notes.