Viaplay names ‘Veronika’ with Alexandra Rapaport as latest Original

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Viaplay names ‘Veronika’ with Alexandra Rapaport as latest Original




  • Psychological thriller with a paranormal flavour stars Alexandra Rapaport (‘Honour’) and Tobias Santelmann (‘Those Who Kill’; ‘Point Break’)
  • ‘Veronika’ directed by triple Cannes Film Festival-nominee Jonas Alexander Arnby
  • Viaplay to premiere at least 70 Originals in 2022

Nordic superstars Alexandra Rapaport (‘Honour’; ‘Little Did I Know’) and Tobias Santelmann (‘Those Who Kill’; ‘Point Break’) will headline the Viaplay Original ‘Veronika’, an innovative psychological thriller with supernatural elements. Set to premiere exclusively on Viaplay in late 2023, the eight-part series is created and scripted by Katja Juras and Anna Lindblom (‘Gåsmamman’) and helmed by acclaimed director Jonas Alexander Arnby (‘War of the Worlds’), the recipient of three nominations at the Cannes Film Festival for ‘When Animals Dream’.

Veronika Gren (Alexandra Rapaport) is an introverted police officer and mother of two with a complex past and a tablet addiction. When she sees a dead boy standing in a hospital parking lot, Veronika initially questions her own sanity. But further visions make her realise that she is face to face with victims of unsolved crimes – and that her past holds the key to bringing them justice and catching a killer still on the loose.

Alexandra Rapaport: “I got my hands on this project more than five years ago, and Ive been sold on it ever since. Its a great script with a tone all of its own, and Im grateful that Viaplay have seen the same thing. Im so excited that my whole body is tingling.”

Sarah Rhodin (Mirakel’) and Eddie Eriksson Dominguez (Diorama’) also appear in the series, which has recently started filming in Stockholm.

Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group Chief Content Officer: “Veronika is a fascinating character who gradually reveals multiple layers of her personality. Alexandra and Tobias both have a special touch that will make this unpredictable and compelling drama truly memorable. ‘Veronika’ adds a fresh twist to the globally successful Nordic crime genre, which Viaplay continues to lead the way in nurturing and renewing.”

‘Veronika’ is produced by Calle Jansson and Mathias Gruffman at Bigster, and executive produced for Viaplay by Helena Larand. Viaplay Content Distribution handles global sales.

About Viaplay Originals

At least 70 Viaplay Originals are set to premiere in 2022. Upcoming Originals include ‘In the Name of Love’; ‘The Street Where I Live’; ‘My Fault’; ‘Call Me Dad’; ‘The Beach Hotel’; ‘Roombeek’; ‘Listen Up!’; ‘End of Summer’; ‘R.I.P. Henry’; ‘Thunder in My Heart’ season two; ‘Live Life’; ‘Little Did I Know’; ‘It Could Have Been Us’; ‘Threesome’ season two; ‘R.S.V.P.’; ‘The Fortress’; ‘The Hunt for Jasper S.’; ‘Liv Ullmann: The Road Less Travelled’; ‘Those Who Kill’ season three; ‘Face to Face’ season three; ‘The Meaning of Life’; ‘Something Stupid’; ‘The Guilty’; ‘Stockholm Bloodbath’; ‘Delete Me’ season two; ‘The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen’; ‘Fenris’; ‘Gold Run’; ‘Last Light’; ‘Elvira’; ‘North Sea Connection’; ‘Limbo’; ‘Litvinenko’; ‘Karma and Jonar’; ‘Ronja’; ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’; ‘Murderesses’; ‘Freedom of the Swallow’; ‘Pørni’ season three; ‘Hilma’; a biopic of Börje Salming; ‘THE KINGDOM EXODUS’; ‘Stella Blómkvist’ season two; and ‘The Swarm’.

Two major English-language films will be produced by Viaplay every year. The company has also established a UK-based joint venture with FilmNation Entertainment and invested in US studio Picturestart.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

Viaplay Group AB (publ) is the international streaming challenger. Our Viaplay streaming service is available in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland, the US and the Netherlands, and we are expanding rapidly by launching in the UK in 2022, followed by Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2023. Viaplay will have a market presence in at least 21 countries by the end of 2023, including at least five partner markets for the Viaplay Select branded content concept. Every day, millions of customers enjoy our unique entertainment offering, including acclaimed Viaplay Originals and an unrivalled line-up of premium live sports. From streaming to TV channels, radio stations and production companies, our purpose is to tell stories, touch lives and expand worlds. Viaplay Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘VPLAY B’).

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