Sofia Helin, Rakel Wärmländer & Louise Peterhoff To Star In Viaplay Original ‘Limbo’ From Warner Bros Sweden
EXCLUSIVE: A trio of Sweden’s biggest acting talents will headline Limbo, an original six-part drama series being made for Nordic major NENT Group’s in-house streamer Viaplay.
Rakel Wärmländer (Eva & Adam), Louise Peterhoff (The Truth Will Out) and Sofia Helin (The Bridge) will lead the show, which is produced by Warner Bros ITVP Sweden (NENT Group’s Love Me and the Canneseries winner Partisan).
Here’s the synopsis: A late-night phone call changes everything for Ebba (Rakel Wärmländer), My (Sofia Helin) and Gloria (Louise Peterhoff). The news that their respective sons have been involved in a serious car crash puts their friendship and priorities to the ultimate test, and with Ebba’s son Jakob hovering between life and death, the three women find themselves in a devastatingly uncertain situation – in limbo.
The series is scripted by Emma Broström (Knocking) and Rakel Wärmländer and directed by Sofia Adrian Jupither (Helt Perfekt). It is filming in Stockholm.
NENT Group is set to premiere at least 60 Viaplay Originals in 2022, of which Limbo will be one. The platform will launch in the U.S. in 2021 and the Netherlands and the UK in 2022, followed by Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland by the end of 2023.
Rakel Wärmländer commented, “Every character has their own problems, which the accident either diminishes or makes worse. Our series doesn’t try to paint a pretty picture, simply to show something true. It’s a mixture of the ugly, beautiful, shallow and deep all at once, just like life itself.”
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer, added: “Every relationship has many layers, and Limbo shows how a single moment can turn even the closest friendships upside down. Unique Nordic storytelling is at the heart of our strategy to bring Viaplay to new markets around the world. Starring three of Sweden’s biggest screen talents, this is a poignant and compelling show of the highest quality that will be relevant to audiences everywhere.”