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Torleif Hoppe

Writer - Television Drama

Agent: Emilie Loldrup Hansen -

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Torleif has written over 20 episodes of the seminal thriller series ‘The Killing‘ working across all three series. ‘The Killing’ was sold and broadcast to over 120 countries and an American version was produced by AMC. It won a BAFTA in 2011 for Best International Series. His original investigative drama ‘DNA‘, produced by Nordisk Film and Shine France, was broadcast on BBC 4 in Autumn 2020, with Series 2 broadcast in Autumn 2023 (and available on BBC iPlayer), and he is co-creator of ‘Family Tree‘ an original series in development with SF Studios.



Cold Hawaii (2022-2024)
Pulse Films

Developing 8-part environmental sci-fi thriller, set in Scotland.

Family Tree (2022-2024)
SF Studios / Viaplay

Developing 6-part multi-generational family thriller, set in Denmark. To be directed by Charlotte Sieling, going into production in 2024.

The Rescue Artist (2022-2024)
Objective Fiction / Tannadice Pictures

Series based on the real life experiences of an art theft detective.

TBA (2023-2024)
Nordic Drama Queens

Developing materials for a TV series book adaptation.


DNA S2 (2021-2022)

6 x 60′ original crime drama.
Series 2 of the successful crime thriller, broadcast in Denmark in December 2022 and on BBC 4 Autumn 2023.

Decree Absolute (2020)
Hillbilly Films

Developing an original relationship drama for the UK market.

Inner Circle (2020)
A-List Films

Commissioned to co-write the pilot for a limited 6-part thriller series with writer/director Nadav Schirman.

DNA (2019-2020)
Nordisk Film / Arte / TV2

8 x 60′ original crime drama.
Series 1 broadcast in Denmark in 2019 and on BBC 4 Autumn 2020.

The Cruise (2018)
ITV Studios

Developed an original drama series for ITV Studios.
Exec: Michael Dawson

Banuta (2016)
Buccaneer Media/BBC America/AMC

Commissioned to write a pilot script of this series, set on an island in the Pacific Ocean.
Exec: Tony Wood

The Bridge (2016)
Nimbus Film Productions

Member of the storylining and series development team on series 4 of this crime thriller set in Sweden and Denmark.

The Killing (Series 3) (2011-2012)
DR - Denmark Television

Season co-development
Writer: 5 episodes
Storyline: 4 episodes

Those Who Kill (2011)
TV2 Danmark

Crime thriller Series
Writer: 2 x 60 min episodes

The Killing (Series 2) (2009-2010)
DR - Denmark Television

Season co-development
Writer: 5 episodes
Storyline: 4 episodes

The Killing (Series 1) (2007-2008)
DR - Denmark Television

Lead Writer on this iconic crime series
Co-concept development
Writer: 12 episodes
Storyline: 7 episodes.

Scandinavian Star
Feature Film

Factual drama about the fire disaster on this passenger ferry in 1990.
Creator & Writer: In development.

Nikolai & Juliet (2003)
DR - Denmark TV

Comedy Drama about Copenhagen thirty somethings struggling with marriage, life and babies.
Writer: 3 episodes
Assistant director: 5 episodes

The Hotel (2002)
TV 2 Danmark

Dark Family Drama about the Faber family who run the Hotel Faber.
Writer: 2 x 60 episodes


Woolfert (2013)
True Believer (2009)

Writer / Director