We’re excited to announce that Pinewood Television (UK) have bought international film- & tv-rights for Martin Österdahl’s action packed debut Be inte om nåd (Ask No Mercy) – a clever, international thriller set in Sweden and Russia that weaves together ancient barbaric rituals and Cold War politics with corporate espionage to create nail-biting suspense. Read more about the deal here.

“The story that Martin has written is very good. His knowledge of Russia is impressive, and the connection to Sweden makes it all very suitable for a TV series. Together with the Nice Drama we have started the development of the series.” – Christian Wikander, co-production director at Pinewood Television

Ask No Mercy is the first book in Martin Österdahl’s series staring the enigmatic Max Anger who is forced to travel to Russia to save the woman he loves from a looming evil that has ties back to Max’s own past. The book was released in summer 2016 and has already been sold to:

Czech Republic, Dobrovsky & Omega
Denmark, People’s Press
Finland, Aula & Co
Germany, Blanvalet/Random House
Japan, Hayakawa
Spain, Random House
Norway, Cappelen Damm
The Netherlands, Ambo Anthos

Martin Österdahl’s second novel in the series about Max Anger, Tio svenskar måste dö (Ten Swedes Must Die) will be published by Bokförlaget Forum at the end of August 2017.