Blue Eyes and the Rise of the Swedish Original

  • Kim Toft HansenEmail author
  • Anne Marit Waade
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


In this Chapter the authors analyse the overall increase in drama written directly for the television screen from Sweden and moves to a spatial reading of the recent Swedish original drama Blue Eyes. In Swedish television crime drama, adaptations have not disappeared from the television screen, but they have increasingly been supplemented with original dramas. The authors show how this is a clear indication of a significant general quantitative increase in crime drama production in Sweden. In their analysis of Blue Eyes, they demonstrate how Swedish crime drama expands the potential content of Nordic Noir and debates place, provincialism and right-wing extremism in a collision between rural and urban noir. The authors conclude by giving a brief overview of drama developments in Sweden’s neighbouring country Finland.


Nordic Noir Crime Drama Swedish Television Original Play Uddevalla 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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