David Schwimmer, last seen portraying Robert Kardashian in fact-based serial The People v. OJ Simpson, is to take the lead in Scandinavian adaptation Feed The Beast.
Schwimmer appears alongside British film star Jim Sturgess for the thriller about two friends who open a restaurant together, only to have their plans interfered with by the mafia.
The show, translated from Danish programme Bankerot, follows a long tradition of Scandinavian crime dramas adapted for English-speaking audiences. These include hits The Killing, which aired to international acclaim in 2011, and Channel 4’s android thriller Humans, which has received a nod at this year's BAFTAs.
Last month, RTS publication Television magazine reported on the successful crop of foreign-language programmes due to air on Sky, Channel 4 and the BBC. The subtitled programmes include offerings from Belgium, France, and Mexico.
Feed The Beast is produced by The Killing’s Piv Bernth, among others, and penned by Dexter’s Clyde Phillips.