Before We Die

TV Found In Translation

In a TV landscape in which demand for new drama outstrips supply, adapting popular shows from abroad is a favoured strategy. It can often be done quickly and cheaply, and can deliver healthy ratings.

The original Swedish version of Before We Die performed respectably when it aired in the UK, averaging 300,000 viewers across its first series on All 4’s foreign language VoD service, Walter Presents.

New crime thriller Before We Die announced by Channel 4

(credit: Channel 4)

The six-part series is based on the hit Swedish thriller of the same name, with the UK adaptation taking place in Bristol.

Before We Die follows detective Hannah Laing (Lesley Sharpe) who discovers her son is playing a crucial role in a brutal murder investigation as an undercover informant.

Patrick Gibson (The OA) stars as Christian, Hannah’s mixed-up son whose role is causing deep conflict for his mother.