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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.