Christian Wikander has been named as Commissioning Editor and VP Original Programming, HBO Nordic.
Based in Stockholm, Wikander will report to Antony Root, EVP Original Programming and Production. The former SVT head of drama takes up his post in September will be based in Stockholm. He will be responsible for all Nordic development and production for HBO Europe.
Antony Root said: “I am absolutely delighted that Christian has agreed to join us in this senior role. His track record, reputation and wide range of experience in Scandinavia and internationally will be a huge asset as we move into the next phase of growth for our Nordic original programming.”
Christian Wikander said: “Joining HBO Europe will be an honour for me that I take on with a lot of joy and respect. The company stands for quality and a unique creative environment. It will be tremendously exciting to be part of the continued development of HBO’s Nordic original productions.”
Since 2016 Wikander has worked at Twelve Town, first as head of drama, then becoming Managing Director. The company credits include development and production of original premium dramas such as The Child in Time. During his time as SVT’s head of drama, Wikander commissioned and served as Executive Producer on international television successes such as The Bridge (Bron) and Humans (Äkta människor).