SF Studios produces new film about JerryMaya’s Detective Agency directed by Tina Mackic

17 January 2024

SF Studios today announces the plans for the new film about JerryMaya’s Detective Agency directed by Tina Mackic (Sommarskuggan), who also directed the previous film JerryMaya's Detective Agency – The Riddle of the Scorpion (2022). The sequel is called Jerry-Maya’s Detective Agency – The Lost Mascot and is intended to be both a scary and funny Halloween film for children with an expected premiere in Swedish cinemas in October 2024. The roles of Jerry and Maya are played by the new actors Mario Mustafa and Elma Säterhagen-Lekander and Henrik Hjelt returns in the role of the Chief of Police in Valleby. The script is written by Michaela Hamilton and David Wiberg and the film is produced by SF Studios with Jonathan Ridings as producer. The film starts shooting on March 4, 2024.

"It feels fantastic to once again dive into JerryMaya's universe where there is always a mystery lurking. I'm looking forward to making a really scary and fun Halloween movie with lots of exciting elements to attract our young viewers to the theaters”, says Tina Mackic, director.

"Together with Tina, we found a form with JerryMaya's Detective Agency - The Riddle of the Scorpion, which we are now taking to the next level. We're putting an additional focus on thrills and adventure to make this year's Halloween movie for the whole family!”, says Jonathan Ridings, producer at SF Studios.

The film is produced by SF Studios with producer Jonathan Ridings in co-production with Film i Väst and with the support of the Swedish Film Institute. SF Studios is also behind the previous films LasseMaja's Detective Agency - The Riddle of the Scorpion (2022), JerryMaya's Detective Agency - The Secret of the Train Robber (2020) and JerryMaya’s Detective Agency - The First Mystery (2018). The script for the new film is written by Michaela Hamilton (A Part of You) and David Wiberg.

The book series of JerryMaya’s Detective Agency, written by acclaimed Swedish author Martin Widmark and illustrated by Helena Willis, is one of the biggest children's book successes of all time in Sweden. So far, 32 books have been published, translated into approximately 40 languages and sold in more than 15 million copies in Sweden and internationally. The popular books with the young detectives Jerry and Maya are constantly on the bestseller lists and have been awarded the children’s own book award 12 times.

JerryMaya’s Detective Agency – The Lost Mascot is distributed by SF Studios with an expected premiere in Swedish cinemas in October 2024.

For more information, please contact:
Malin Strihagen, Vice President Brand & Communications, SF Studios, malin.strihagen@sfstudios.se, +46 70 780 39 35

About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.