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NENT to unleash Anger on Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group is adapting Martin Österdahl’s Max Anger novels as an original series for its Viaplay streaming service.

Filippa Wallestam

Starring Adam Lundgren (Chernobyl) and Evin Ahmad (Beyond Dreams), the eight-part series will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on Viaplay in 2021.

The show is based on Österdahl’s novels about a Russia expert and former special ops soldier who is plunged into a world of crime, corruption and international intrigue in St Petersburg after his lover disappears.

The series will be directed by Lisa Farzaneh (Quicksand) and Jesper W Nielsen (Greyzone), with Mikael Newihl (The Lawyer) as lead writer. It is being produced by Lejla Bešić and Jan Marnell of NENT Studios-owned Nice Drama alongside Twelve Town.

NENT group chief content officer Filippa Wallestam said: “Martin Österdahl witnessed history in the making when he lived in Russia during the tumultuous 1990s, and his globally successful books build on his first-hand knowledge of this fascinating country.”


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