Exclusive: Leonard Cohen’s relationship with Muse Marian Ehlen, a 1960s drama co-produced by Norwegian broadcaster NRK, goes under the microscope.
Buchanan media in the UK (Marcella, Crime) And Day And Lilyhammer Author Øystein Carlsen co-produces Oslo-based Redpoint Productions So tall, Marian With Connect3 Media Canada.
The 8 × 45 minute series was billed by the producers as a “close” story “two equally lonely people fell in love at a time in their lives when they were still trying to figure out who they were”.
Buccaneer is going to Kan Mip TV this week to attract distributors and broadcasters.
Much of the series will be set on the Greek island of Hydra where the pair met before starting a chaotic relationship that inspired the late singer-songwriter to write songs such as ‘So Long, Marianne’, ‘There’s No Way To Say Goodbye’. And ‘Bird on the Wire’.
In addition to Ehlen’s hometown of Oslo, the film will be shot in London, New York and Montreal. Cineflix is handling Canadian components of the media-backed Connect3 production, which will begin in February 2023. Buccaneer, founded by UK producer Tony Wood, also has support from Canada-UK producer-distributor Cineflix.
Development of wood So tall, Marian With Ingebord Klyve. Carlsen, who also wrote the Acorn TV drama Whitesable PearlWriting the script.
According to Wood and Richard Talk-Hart, the cast will be announced in the English and Norwegian language show “In the Very Near Future”, with Indy Buchanan currently producing a pair of Irvine Welsh dramas for TV. Siam is the sex life of twins And Blade artist.
Executive producers are Marian Furevold-Boland of NRK, Wood and Talc-Hart, joint CEOs of Buchanan, Clive and Carlsen of Redpoint, and Pablo Salzman of Connect3. NRK retains sales rights in Scandinavia.
Peter Wallace, NRK’s Furevold-Boland and head of content commissioning and sales, said author Carlsen “showed in his previous project that he could create original plays that were both exciting and emotional … appeal – it’s about life and the pursuit of happiness.”