HBO has greenlit a limited series adaptation of the Jo Nesbø novel “The Son” with Jake Gyllenhaal attached to star and executive produce, Variety has learned.

“The Son” is described as a tale of vengeance set amid Oslo’s brutal hierarchy of corruption. Gyllenhaal will executive produce under his Nine Stories Productions banner along with Riva Marker. Lenore Zion will serve as writer, executive producer, and co-showrunner. In addition, Denis Villeneuve is attached to direct and executive produce.

“Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will executive produce and serve as co-showrunners via Kilter Films with Athena Wickham of Kilter also executive producing. Bold Films’ David Litvak, Gary Michael Walters, Michel Litvak, and Svetlana Metkina also serve as executive producers with Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson.