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Viaplay adapts ‘Two Sisters’ drama from Banijay’s Yellow Bird

Nordic streamer Viaplay has ordered an eight-part drama based on the bestselling novels by Swedish celebrities Hannah Widell and Amanda Schulman, with Banijay’s Yellow Bird producing. Two Sisters explores the diverging lives of two young Stockholm siblings as they climb the career ladder, fall in love and realise that growing up can also mean growing […]

BritBox UK summons Viaplay drama ‘Cold Courage’

BritBox UK has acquired Viaplay and Lionsgate’s political drama Cold Courage. The eight-part crime drama series is based on the best-selling Studio books by Pekka Hiltunen, which were adapted for the screen by David Joss Buckley (Hinterland) and Brendan Foley (The Riddle). It will be available exclusively on the streamer from 3 September. The series […]

Viaplay greenlights NENT Studios UK drama, with Dopamine & C4 onboard

Wonder Woman’s Connie Nielsen and former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston are linking up to star in a new drama for Nordic streamer Viaplay, which also has a Mexican partner and a UK broadcaster involved. Close To Me is an English-language psychological drama based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Amanda Reynolds. […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay takes to ‘Catwalk’ with movie & docuseries

Nordic streamer Viaplay is preparing to air a film and accompanying docuseries about a Swedish theatre group for disabled people looking to break into the fashion business. Catwalk is from Nordic prodco Storyfire and follows Emma Örtlund and her friends at Glada Hudik as they look to challenge social and industry norms by modelling at […]

News round-up: Hulu cooks with Jamie Oliver; Viaplay reveals esports drama; MBC launches MENA academy

Viaplay delves into Danish esports Nordic streamer Viaplay is preparing an esports-focused comedy series from Danish director and artist Anders Morgenthaler. Try Hard, created by Morgenthaler (Princess) and Allan Hyde (True Blood), is an eight-part comedy that tells the story of the increasingly questionable efforts of five young gamers to break into the international esports […]

NENT’s Viaplay to merge with Elisa Viihde in Finland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to combine its streaming service Viaplay with OTT rival Elisa Viihde Aitio in Finland. NENT and Finnish telco Elisa will launch a standalone service for Finnish viewers called Elisa Viihde Viaplay, which will launch in Q4. It will offer Viaplay’s original Nordic productions, Hollywood films and series, as well […]

Viaplay joins HBO Asia, Hulu Japan on Mediapro Studio’s Antarctica thriller

Nordic streamer Viaplay has partnered with HBO Asia, Hulu in Japan and Spain’s The Mediapro Studio on a six-part crime drama set in the Antarctic. The Head is an English- and Danish-language series directed by Jorge Dorado (The Pier), which has been written by Àlex and David Pastor (Carriers) along with Isaac Sastre (Al Filo De […]

Nordic streamer Viaplay links with Lillyhammer’s Henriette Steenstrup for dramedy

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has ordered a comedy-drama written by and starring Lillyhammer actress Henriette Steenstrup for its Viaplay streamer. Suck It Up has been created by Steenstrup and tracks the life of a woman who has to look after three teenagers and an ageing father at home, as well as 30 more children […]

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