‘Mammon’ set to become a European remake


HBO Europe will be taking a trip to Scandinavia this year as it has been announced that they will be remaking the Norwegian crime drama Mammon.

The television production company intends to adapt the series to a wider audience by creating two local versions. A Czech adaptation of Mammon has been confirmed for production with Czech filmmaker Vladimír Michálek set to direct the series that will run six full-length episodes. It has also been suggested that a Polish version will also be on the way although this has not yet been confirmed by HBO.

The Norwegian crime series follows journalist Peter Verås (played by Jon Øigarden) who becomes tangled in a nasty web of deceit and duplicity after investigating an embezzlement scandal linking Norway to political disgrace. The series has received critical acclaim in the UK after debuting on More4 last year.

The Czech and Polish versions of Mammon will follow in the footsteps of fellow Nordic Noir shows like The Killing and The Bridge in terms of further remakes. HBO Europe has previously remade further original series like Poland’s Burning Bush and American drama In Treatment that starred Irish actor Gabriel Byrne. A release date for both adaptations of Mammon has yet to be announced.

Mammon originally aired on More4 last spring and is now available to own on DVD here and watch on Catch Up here.