Putin’s Trolls inspires international TV series!

We are thrilled to let you know that production company Onerva Pictures, whose feature documentary “Brainwashed” is listed among DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS ELIGIBLE FOR 95TH OSCARS®, is developing a TV Series “KOMPROMAT” (8 x 54´) as an European co-production, inspired by Jessikka Aro’s international bestseller PUTIN’S TROLLS. Producers are from Germany, Kathrin Lohmann (K+J Entertainment), from Norway, Gudny Hummelvoll (Hummelfilm) and Finland, Tanja Rusi (Onerva Pictures).

Here is the series pitch from Onerva’s website:

The international spy game has new, daring players: citizen spies. KOMPROMAT – The Truth is Under Attack (working title) is a tense psychological thriller set in the Nordics, Europe and the UK, on the frontlines of Putin’s Information War against the West. The series follows a Finnish investigative journalist who risks her life as she uncovers and exposes cases of Russian active measures in the Nordics, Eastern Europe and beyond. 

The TV series will further contribute to the success story of PUTIN’S TROLLS, which has been sold to a total of 16 territories!

The rights are still available in Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, France, Spain, Egypt, Greece, etc. – now is the time to snap them up! 

Download the materials for PUTIN’S TROLLS HERE!

Putinin trollit
Tositarinoita Venäjän infosodan rintamilta
Johnny Kniga, November 2019, 453 pp.

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Johnny Kniga/WSOY (orig.)
BULGARIA: Ciela Norma
ESTONIA: Menu Meedia/Stratkom
GEORGIA: Media Development Foundation
GERMANY (Print and e-book): Goldmann Verlag
GERMANY (Audiobook): Sound Neverrest
HUNGARY: Corvina
LATVIA: Pētergailis
NORWAY: Mangschou Forlag
POLAND: Sine Qua Non
ROMANIA: Lebada Neagra
SWEDEN: Sensor Förlag
WORLD ENGLISH: Ig Publishing
WORLD ENGLISH (Audio): Blackstone Audio
TV & FILM: Onerva Pictures

Reading materials: English edition

About author

Jessikka Aro

Jessikka Aro is an award-winning reporter with Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company, specializing in Russia, extremism and information warfare. In 2014 and 2015, she published a series of articles on pro-Kremlin social media trolls and their influence outside of Russia’s borders. Due to her investigations, Jessikka became the target of a severe and still ongoing international propaganda and hate speech campaign, which she recounts in Putin’s Trolls.

In 2019, the US State Department awarded Jessikka the International Women of Courage Award, but the award was mysteriously rescinded by the Trump administration, allegedly due to her social media criticism of then President Trump. On December 1, 2020, Jessikka Aro received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award, presented in partnership with the Washington Post and hosted by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Jessikka was recognized for her award-winning investigative reporting of Russian information warfare. Jessikka lives in Helsinki, Finland.


2019, General Nonfiction, Narrative Nonfiction, History & Politics

Putin's Trolls

Jessikka Aro