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Jordskott (Swedish: [ˈjûːɖʂkɔt], "soil shoot") is a Swedish TV thriller, crime drama series with fantasy elements. Police detective Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel) investigates the disappearance of her daughter and other mysteries in her hometown of Silverhöjd. The title refers to jordskott, a fictional plant parasite, which enhances one's perceptions but feeds off the host's blood. The series was first broadcast by SVT in 2015 with ten episodes.[2] Filming took place in Sala and Ragunda in mid-2014. The series then began broadcasting on ITV Encore in the UK on June 10, 2015,[3] and on Canal+ Seriale in Poland on October 10, 2016.[4]

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Screenplay byHenrik Björn
Alexander Kantsjö
Fredrik T Olsson
Directed byAnders Engström
Henrik Björn
Creative directorHenrik Björn
StarringMoa Gammel
Göran Ragnerstam
Richard Forsgren
Lia Boysen
Ville Virtanen
Vanja Blomkvist
Ann Petrén
Stina Sundlöf
ComposersErik Lewander
Olle Ljungman
Iggy Strange Dahl
Country of originSweden
Original languageSwedish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Executive producerHenrik Björn
ProducerFilip Hammarström
CinematographyKjell Lagerroos
Pelle Hallert
EditorLars Gustafson
Running time60 minutes[1]
Production companyPalladium Fiction
Original networkSVT
Original releaseJune 10, 2015 (2015-06-10) 

Following positive reception and strong international sales for the first series, a second series of eight episodes, Jordskott II, followed.[5] It aired from 15 October 2017 in Sweden.[6] It was then screened on ITV Encore in the UK from 19 October onwards and on Shudder in the US from 18 January 2019 onwards.[7]