The Finnish production company Cinematic announced today that it will produce a new action thriller series Omerta starting with two feature films Omerta 6/12 and Omerta 7/12, and a TV series for C More based on the bestselling novel 6/12 by the Finnish author Ilkka Remes. The films and TV series will be directed by internationally acclaimed Antti J. Jokinen (The Resident, Flowers of Evil, Purge) with the renowned Finnish actor Jasper Pääkkönen (BlacKkKlansman, Vikings)in the leading role. The first two films in the Omerta series – 6/12 and 7/12 – will be released in the fall of 2021 and 2022 respectively. SF Studios will handle Nordic distribution and international sales.
The story is about a secret unit called “Omerta”, the top European special forces. It begins as a hostage thriller, where a Serbian terrorist group executes a coordinated attack on the presidential reception ball on the Finnish Independence Day – December 6th. The events in the two films will take place in Helsinki, Moscow, Brussels and Minsk. Both films will be shot in Finland and abroad and several languages will be spoken (i.a. Finnish, English, Swedish and Serbian).