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Nordic pubcaster drama set for Viaplay

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has continued the rapid growth of original content for its Viaplay streaming service, greenlighting a third season of a drama that previously aired on two local pubcasters.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen

Season three of Swedish Finnish drama Thicker Than Water is the latest original to head for the streamer having aired for its first two seasons on SVT in Sweden and YLE in Finland.

The third run will premiere exclusively on Viaplay in 2020, continuing the complex and intense story of the Waldemar siblings.

Returning to their childhood home on the beautiful Baltic island of Åland, they discover that blood is indeed thicker than water and that facing up to today’s problems is often simpler than confronting the secrets of the past.

The series stars Björn Bengtsson (The Last Kingdom), Aliette Opheim (Hassel) and Joel Spira (Easy Money).

Nice Drama, a NENT Studios company and the producer of the first two seasons, is currently filming on location in Åland. The series is produced by Cecilia Norman Mardell (Real Humans) and directed by Erik Eger (Hassel) and Johan Brisinger (Suddenly).

The previous two seasons will also be available to Viaplay subscribers at the same time as the third premieres.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Viaplay chief content officer, said: “The first two seasons of Thicker Than Water created compelling drama around just how dysfunctional some families can be. NENT Group’s leadership in Nordic storytelling makes us ideally equipped to take this popular series to a different level.

“Our Nice Drama company has shaped every chapter of the Waldemar story so far, and now Viaplay will be the exclusive home of the latest season of this must-see show.”

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