- Kristallen-winning Amy Deasismont creates and stars in hit series' new season
- Young adult shows are among Viaplay's most successful productions
- Viaplay set to premiere at least 70 Originals in 2022
Viaplay's highly acclaimed Original `Thunder in My Heart' will return for a second season in 2023. Creator and star Amy Deasismont, winner of a Best Actress prize at Sweden's Kristallen awards for the series' initial run, headlines the new season alongside a stellar ensemble of upcoming and established talents. Produced by B-Reel Films, `Thunder in My Heart' season two is the latest addition to Viaplay's fast-expanding line-up of young adult shows, which includes some of the company's most critically and commercially successful productions.
The eight-part season begins a year after the first. The three friends Sigrid (Amy Deasismont: `My Skinny Sister'), Sam (Alexander Abdallah: `Snabba Cash') and Antonia (Julia Lyskova) continue to find their way uneasily into adulthood - and Sigrid's relationship with her father, whose attempts to control her little brother are increasingly destructive, proves to be her biggest challenge yet.
Amy Deasismont: "It feels wonderful to spend more time with these characters and to dig even deeper into their destinies in a new season. Continuing the `Thunder in My Heart' journey means so much to me, and I'm happy and proud to do it together with Viaplay and B-Reel Films."
Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group Chief Content Officer: "Our young adult Originals are proven to enthral audiences of all ages, while bringing a new generation of viewers to our service. `Thunder in My Heart' is a shining example of how Viaplay backs talented young creators. One year, one Kristallen award and countless rave reviews later, we're delighted to partner with Amy again on this compelling and very personal show."
Gustaf Hammarsten (`The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo') and Helen Sjöholm (`As It Is in Heaven') also appear in `Thunder in My Heart' season two, which is directed by Lovisa Sirén (`Maya Nilo (Laura)'), Maria Eriksson Hecht (`Thin Blue Line') and Amy Deasismont. The series is produced by Anna-Klara Carlsten at B-Reel Films and the executive producer at Viaplay is Sara Askelöf. Filming will begin shortly in Stockholm, with Rainmaker Content as international sales agent.
Additional young adult projects recently announced by Viaplay include `Live Life', new seasons of `Threesome' and `Delete Me', and `Boys'.
About Viaplay Originals
At least 70 Viaplay Originals are set to premiere in 2022. Upcoming Originals include `Live Life'; `There's Something Going On'; `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; `Boys'; `The Dreamer - Becoming Karen Blixen'; `Fenris'; `Gold Run'; `Last Light'; `Cell 8'; `Elvira'; `North Sea Connection'; `Limbo'; `Litvinenko'; `Karma and Jonar'; `Ronja'; `The Uninhabitable Earth'; `Polish Murderesses'; `Black Dog'; `Freedom of the Swallow'; `Honour' season three; `Pørni' season three; `Hilma'; `Who Shot Otto Mueller?'; a biopic of Börje Salming; `Fadime'; `Taylor's Island'; `What about Monica'; `THE KINGDOM EXODUS'; `Estonia: The Last Wave'; `Stella Blómkvist' season two; `The Swarm'; `Perfect People'; and `Margeaux'.
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.
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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