‘An Education’ Director Lone Scherfig Set to Showrun ‘The Shift’ for TV2, Beta Film (Exclusive)

‘An Education’ Director Lone Scherfig Set to Showrun ‘The Shift’ for TV2, Beta Film (Exclusive)
Oscar-nominated Danish director Lone Scherfig (“An Education”) will be making her return to television with “The Shift,” an emotional series set in a contemporary maternity ward headlined by Danish star Sofie Gråbøl.

The prestige eight-part series starts shooting this week, commissioned by Danish commercial channel TV2 and TV2 Play, and is being represented in international markets by Beta Film. Lone Scherfig is the series’ creator and main author, while Søren Balle serves as conceptual director and Ole Christian Madsen (“Banshee”) as guest director. Malene Blenkov produces for Creative Alliance, the production company of Ole Christian Madsen, Lone Scherfig and Malene Blenkov.

Described by Scherfig as “Nordic Light,” “The Shift” follows several characters within a maternity ward at a Danish hospital, lead by Ella (Gråbøl), the department head, who is surrounded by new life each day while secretly wishing for her own children; and pediatrician Jerry, whose marriage is falling apart
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