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ZDF Enterprises launches sales of new Scandi Noir drama HUSS

Mainz, May 17th, 2021

ZDF Enterprises, co-producer of  the Swedish crime thriller, HUSS (5 x 90’, 10 x 45’), has launched the distribution of the series, inspired by Helene Tursten’s best-selling novels and produced by Yellow Bird Productions. 

The gripping series centres around Katarina Huss, an ambitious new graduate of Sweden’s police academy, who is drawn into a tangled web of corruption and betrayal. Other co-production partners for this high end drama are Viaplay, Discovery and German broadcaster ZDF with ZDF Enterprises retaining international distribution rights.

HUSS brings together some of Scandi Noir’s biggest creative talents. The series is produced by Daniel Gylling (BBC’s Wallander) and directed by Jörgen Bergmark (Grey Zone, Beck) who is also the co-writer with Peter Lindblom, whose work includes the Swedish Wallander series. Katarina Huss is played by Swedish actress, playwright and director, Karin Franz Körlof (The Wife, The Restaurant), who was honored by the Berlinale with the European Shooting Star award (2017). 

Based in Gothenburg where Katarina’s mother, Irene Huss, is the deputy Chief of Police, the young police officer struggles to be accepted by her colleagues. As she familiarises herself with the surrounding tough neighbourhoods, Katerina soon realises that the squad she has been assigned to harbours a secret, something to do with the violent riots that occurred in the city. The underlying discontent with the leadership and her temporary promotion creates further tension that escalates as the young police officer finds out her mother is part of the cover-up.

Robert Franke, Vice President ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, said: “We are excited to be part of this major new drama, a complex thriller that has a fantastic array of talent behind it. There is a huge appetite in the market for procedural crime series which makes HUSS a key title in our scripted slate.”


About ZDF Enterprises

ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 18 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website:

Contact ZDF Enterprises

Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, e-mail:



Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


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Katarina Huss
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