Jordskott

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Jordskott
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GenreThriller
Mystery
Fantasy
Screenplay byHenrik Björn
Alexander Kantsjö
Fredrik T Olsson
Directed byAnders Engström
Henrik Björn
Creative director(s)Henrik Björn
StarringMoa Gammel
Göran Ragnerstam
Richard Forsgren
Lia Boysen
Ville Virtanen
Vanja Blomkvist
Ann Petrén
Stina Sundlöf
Yohio
Composer(s)Erik Lewander
Olle Ljungman
Iggy Strange Dahl
Country of originSweden
Original language(s)Swedish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Henrik Björn
Producer(s)Filip Hammarström
CinematographyKjell Lagerroos
Pelle Hallert
Editor(s)Lars Gustafson
Running time60 minutes[1]
Production company(s)Palladium Fiction
DistributorSVT
Release
Original networkSVT
Picture format16:9 (1080i50)
Audio format5.1
Original releaseJune 10, 2015 (2015-06-10) – present

Jordskott (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈjuːɖʂkɔt:] "soil shoot") is a Swedish TV series, first broadcast by SVT in 2015.[2] Filming took place in Sala and Ragunda in the summer of 2014. The series began broadcasting on ITV Encore in the UK on June 10, 2015[3], and on Canal+ Seriale in Poland on October 10, 2016.[4]

In the first season of Jordskott, police detective Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel), returns to her hometown of Silverhöjd, seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared beside a lake in the forest. Josefine's body was never found and local police determined that she had drowned. Upon Eva's return, a local boy is missing and she begins to look for similarities between this disappearance and that of her daughter. At the same time, she has to deal with the death and probate of her late father and his large timber felling and processing business, Thörnblad Mineral & Cellulosa.

Eva teams up with Göran Wass (Göran Ragnerstam), a Rikskriminalen detective (and a member of a secret society), and Tom Aronsson (Richard Forsgren), a local detective. They discover that the children's disappearance is inextricably tangled with the conflict between local and mystical elements wishing to protect the forest and the community at large, which depend on Thörnblad Mineral & Cellulosa.[5]

Following positive reception and strong international sales for the first series, a second series, Jordskott II, followed.[6] It aired from 15 October 2017 in Sweden.[7] Eva is back in Stockholm, working with Göran and Tom, to find missing teenagers and to solve the mystery of a man who dies as he turns to stone. The investigation leads into her mother's past and has connections with Göran's organisation, Envoyés de la Nature (EN) or Nature's Messengers.

Cast[edit]

  • Moa Gammel as Eva Thörnblad, a police detective from Stockholm who returns to her hometown of Silverhöjd. Eva later returns to Stockhom.
  • Göran Ragnerstam as Göran Wass, a Rikskriminalen detective assigned to investigate the disappearances. He is also a member of a secret society, Envoyés de la Nature (EN) or Nature's Messengers.
  • Richard Forsgren as Tom Aronsson, the local senior detective in Silverhöjd.
  • Vanja Blomkvist as Ylva, a mystic and isolated woman who lives near Silverhöjd.
  • Ann Petrén as Martina Sigvardsson, the county police commissioner for the Silverhöjd area.
  • Mira Gustafsson as Ida Aronsson, Tom's autistic young daughter. Generally lives with her mother in Stockholm.
  • Henrik Knutsson as Nicklas Gunarsson, the mentally disabled son of Gerda.
  • Happy Jankell as Esmeralda, a young vulnerable woman with mysterious psychic powers.
  • Gustav Lindh as Jörgen Olsson, a local teenager who becomes embroiled in the mystery of the town.
  • Yohio as Linus, an androgynous goth teenager who befriends Esmeralda.

Recurring cast[edit]

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

  • Ville Virtanen as Harry Storm, a mysterious and deadly bounty hunter hired by powerful people.
  • Lia Boysen as Gerda Gunnarsson, Johan Thörnblad's former secretary and Nicklas' mother.
  • Stina Sundlöf as Josefine Thörnblad, Eva's daughter who was long thought to be dead or missing.
  • Peter Andersson as Gustaf Borén, the current CEO of Thörnblad Mineral & Cellulosa.
  • Nour El-Refai as Victoria, a police officer in Silverhöjd.
  • Felix Engström as Thomas Leander, a member of the board of Thörnblad Mineral & Cellulosa.
  • Ann-Sofie Rase as Jeanette Eriksson, a member of the board of Thörnblad Mineral & Cellulosa.
  • Lars-Erik Berenett as Johan Thörnblad, Eva's deceased father and former CEO of Thörnblad Mineral & Cellulosa.
  • Hans Mosesson as Olof Gran, a retired police officer living in Silverhöjd.
  • Johannes Brost as Pekka Koljonen, a senior doctor at the local hospital in Silverhöjd
  • Sigrid Johnson as Emma Eriksson, the young daughter of Jeanette who later goes missing.

Series 2 (2017)[edit]

  • Anders Berg as Jakob Reisner, head of Eva's new police unit in Stockholm.
  • Ana Gil de Melo Nascimento as Bahar Holmqvist, Eva's new colleague in the Stockholm police.
  • Anna Bjelkerud as Agneta Thörnblad, Eva's mother.
  • Nikoletta Norrby as Maja Njyman, a teenage loner befriended by Esmeralda.
  • Alexej Manvelov as Dante Milles/"Dr. Parker", a criminal suspected of the kidnapping of three teenage girls, former EN member.
  • Electra Hallman as Zara/Jotun Norrbacka, a midwife with a mysterious background.
  • Nuur Adam as Kalem, an orphaned teenager and African illegal immigrant who befriends Ida.
  • Gerhard Hoberstorfer as Gabriel Moreaux, Göran's superior in EN.
  • Rebecka Hemse as Laila Roos, forensic examiner, Jakob's wife, member of EN.
  • Eric Ericson as Inge Skyllqvist, Göran's colleague at EN.

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2015)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byUK air dateUK viewers
(million)[8]
1"Del I"Henrik BjörnHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson10 June 2015 (2015-06-10)0.15
Several years have passed since detective Eva Thörnblad's daughter Josefine seemingly disappeared in the forest lake in Silverhöjd. Despite being considered a tragic drowning accident, Josefine's body was never found, and when a second child disappears in similar circumstances, Eva returns to her hometown to participate in the search, convinced that someone may have kidnapped the children.
2"Del II"Anders EngströmHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson17 June 2015 (2015-06-17)0.11
Eva is convinced that the severely ill girl she stumbled across in the forest is in fact Josefine, but her return raises the question: where has she been all these years? As she continues to search for answers, Eva is led to former police commissioner, Olof Gran, who was convinced that Josefine did not drown. Meanwhile, Eva finds herself the subject of an assassination attempt.
3"Del III"Anders EngströmHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson24 June 2015 (2015-06-24)0.19
Josefine disappears from the hospital, and Eva joins the local police force in the search. Chief detective Tom Aronsson suspects Eva of involvement, but he soon finds his suspicion turning into a burgeoning interest.
4"Del IV"Anders EngströmHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson1 July 2015 (2015-07-01)0.11
Eva discovers that her house has been broken into, and a bottle with unknown contents has been left on the kitchen table. Eva realises that the dark liquid inside is what Josefine need to survive. At the same time, Eva finds herself chasing the killer of two elderly residents of Silverhöjd, and Wass tries to cover his tracks.
5"Del V"Henrik BjörnHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson8 July 2015 (2015-07-08)0.10
Eva is faced with a fateful choice when she should be taking care of Josefine. Gran is loud about things that should not be talked about.
6"Del VI"Henrik BjörnHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson15 July 2015 (2015-07-15)0.09
Eva decides to set a trap for the creature from the woods, but the plan goes horribly wrong. In despair, she tells Wass what she has done. At the same time, Eva finds a secret chamber that hides great secrets and many answers.
7"Del VII"Henrik BjörnHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson22 July 2015 (2015-07-22)0.10
After being shot, Wass brings Eva to Ylva, who attempts to treat her injuries. She manages to save her life, but the cure also has strong side effects.
8"Del VIII"Anders EngströmHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson29 July 2015 (2015-07-29)0.08
Josefine is kidnapped by Nicklas, who decides to hide her in the barn. Eva struggles to master the parasite she swallowed. She has a plan for how she can rescue the missing children and goes to battle with his father's company. Meanwhile, Tom finds evidence that shocks him.
9"Del IX"Anders EngströmHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson5 August 2015 (2015-08-05)0.10
Eva understands more about what happened to her father. Meanwhile, new explosions in the forest bring the creature's anger, and five children disappear from Silverhöjd Children's Hospital. As panic spreads, the police seem to lose control completely. Tom decides to tell Wass what he has found.
10"Del X"Henrik Björn & Anders EngströmHenrik Björn, Alexander Kantsjö & Fredrik T. Olsson12 August 2015 (2015-08-12)0.11
Eva is forced to leave Silverhöjd to save Josefine, but decides she must return at any price to save the lost children.

Series 2 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byUK air dateUK viewers
(million)[9]
1"Del XI"TBATBA19 October 2017 (2017-10-19)0.42
Having returned to Stockholm to take back her old job, Eva tries to put the events that occurred in Silverhöjd behind her, and start a new chapter in her life — but the discovery of a mutilated man floating beneath the ice in a suburban lake leads her to believe that she is not yet done with her past.
2"Del XII"TBATBA26 October 2017 (2017-10-26)N/A
3"Del XIII"TBATBA2 November 2017 (2017-11-02)0.24
4"Del XIV"TBATBA9 November 2017 (2017-11-09)N/A
5"Del XV"TBATBA16 November 2017 (2017-11-16)N/A
6"Del XVI"TBATBA23 November 2017 (2017-11-23)N/A
7"Del XVII"TBATBA30 November 2017 (2017-11-30)N/A
Tom and Wass discover the truth behind the kidnappings. Eva and Agneta come face to face with Zara Norbaccka.
8"Del XVIII"TBATBA7 December 2017 (2017-12-07)N/A
Tom and Wass are forced to work under pressure to discover the identity of Ida's kidnapper.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordskott – sold by ITV Studios". svtsales.com. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Blir flera vändningar om vi får till en andra säsong". svt.se. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  3. ^ "ITV Encore acquires Swedish drama Jordskott". presscentre. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  4. ^ CanalPlus.pl - Jordskott, Las Zaginionych
  5. ^ "Så säger SVT om en eventuell andra säsong av Jordskott". svt.se. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  6. ^ https://thekillingtimestv.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/svt-confirms-second-series-of-jordskott-releases-trailer/
  7. ^ Jordskott: Säsong 2 – Avsnitt 1 at SVT Play.
  8. ^ http://www.barb.co.uk/viewing-data/weekly-top-10/
  9. ^ http://release-date.info/tv-series/jordskott-season-2-release-date-77432283/

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