Danish coming-of-age thriller ‘What about Monica’ to premiere on NENT Group’s Viaplay in 2021

Danish coming-of-age thriller ‘What about Monica’ to premiere on NENT Group’s Viaplay in 2021

  • ​​​​​​’What about Monica’ is created by Julie Budtz Sørensen and based on her award-winning Danish podcast: `Det med Liv’

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 12-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic region’s leading media and entertainment provider Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) announces new series for the young adult audience to join new shows premiering on Viaplay this year. Danish coming-of-age thriller ‘What about Monica’ is set to premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service later this year. Shooting of this eight-part Viaplay Original production has just begun in Denmark with leading roles played by upcoming talents Filippa Coster-Waldau and Maja Thiele.

16-year-old Louise’s life is turned upside down when her best friend Monica is raped at a party. Burdened by guilt, Louise singlehandedly begins to investigate the crime, but the more she unravels the more complicated it becomes. When digging deeper into the case Louise discovers that everyone has secrets and forbidden emotions, and she begins to suspect that the rapist might be one within her group of friends. It all collides when Louise starts to develop feelings for the mysterious outsider, Thais, who – according to her friends – is the alleged rapist. Suddenly Louise is faced with a serious decision: shall she stick with her friends or follow her heart and defend Thais who she believes is innocent?

‘What about Monica’ follows the announcements of Viaplay Originals ‘Thunder in My Heart’; ‘Try Hard’; ‘Dystopia’ and ‘Delete Me’ – all series premiering on Viaplay in 2021 as an important part of NENT Group’s content strategy adding premium original content for young adults.

Filippa Wallestam, EVP & Chief Content Officer NENT Group: “This series focuses on elucidating the complexity of choices – and related consequences – which makes `What about Monica’ a touching portrait of the crucial teenage years, where social life dominates everything. I am really passionate about portraying the challenges of growing up today and I believe that this unique story and talented creative team has all the potential to attract our young adult audience and beyond.”

Filippa Coster-Waldau and Maja Thiele plays the leading roles in ‘What about Monica’ which is a classic coming of age told as a crime story. It is written by Julie Budtz Sørensen and based on her award-winning Danish podcast ‘Det med Liv’ and directed by Nils Holst-Jensen. It is produced by Nimbus Film and filmed in Denmark. Viaplay Original ‘What about Monica’ will premiere on Viaplay later this year.

About NENT Group’s original productions

NENT Group is set to premiere at least 40 original productions in 2021. In the past three months; season two of ‘Hammarvik‘; ‘The Defeated‘; ‘The Head‘; ‘Happily Married‘; ‘Professionals’; season two of ‘Pros and Cons‘; ‘Orca‘; season two of ‘The American Runestone‘; and ‘Cryptid‘ have premiered on Viaplay.

Recently announced originals include; ‘Trom’; ‘Glacier‘; ‘We Children from Bahnhof Zoo‘ `THE KINGDOM EXODUS’; ‘Made in Oslo‘; ‘Estonia: The Last Wave‘; ‘A Class Apart‘; ‘Threesome’; ‘Suedi‘; season two of ‘Stella Blómkvist‘; season two of ‘Wisting‘; ‘The Box‘; ‘Two Sisters‘; ‘Thunder in My Heart‘; ‘Furia‘; ‘Close to Me‘; ‘Try Hard‘; ‘Max Anger‘; ‘Dystopia‘; ‘Suck It Up‘; ‘The Swarm‘; ‘Delete Me‘; season two of ‘The Truth Will Out‘; ‘Harmonica‘; ‘Perfect People‘; season two of ‘Face to Face‘; ‘Huss‘; season two of ‘Those Who Kill‘; season three of ‘Fixi in Playland‘; season two of ‘Honour‘; ‘Home Invasion‘; and ‘Margeaux‘.

NENT Group’s ‘Wisting’ has been shown on BBC Four and Sundance Now; ‘ALEX’ has been sold in Europe, Asia and the US; ‘Veni Vidi Vici’ has premiered on Hulu and is set for a US remake with Lionsgate; ‘Pros and Cons’ has been picked up by Canal+ and Topic; ‘Honour’ has been sold to RTL and VRT; ‘Those Who Kill’ is available on the BBC and ARTE; and ‘Mia’s Magic Playground’ has launched on Sky Kids.

NENT Group has established a UK-based joint venture with FilmNation Entertainment and invested in US studio Picturestart.



Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading streaming company and our vision is to become the European streaming champion. Our Viaplay streaming service is available in every Nordic country and will launch in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the US in 2021, followed by five additional markets by 2023. We operate streaming services, TV channels, radio stations and production companies, and our purpose is to tell stories, touch lives and expand worlds. Headquartered in Stockholm with a global outlook, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (`NENT A’ and `NENT B’).

Media contacts:
press@nentgroup.com (or Roberta Alenius, Head of Corporate Communications: +46 70 270 72 17)
investors@nentgroup.com (or Matthew Hooper, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer: +44 7768 440 414)

SOURCE: Nordic Entertainment Group



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