NENT Group launches new Swedish drama series — the tragic real-life story of ‘Fadime’

NENT Group launches new Swedish drama series — the tragic real-life story of ‘Fadime’

  • Production of `Fadime’ supported by expert consulting panel
  • NENT Group to premiere at least 40 original productions in 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 31-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Nordic region’s leading streaming company, Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) announces its next Viaplay Original, a six-part production, Swedish drama series `Fadime’. The series tells the tragic real-life story of Fadime Sahindal, a young woman murdered in 2002 by her own father in a highly publicised `honour killing’ that shook Sweden and the world. `Fadime’ will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2022.

Fadime Sahindal was 26 years old when she was killed in Uppsala, Sweden, for allegedly breaking her family’s code of honour by having a boyfriend and speaking publicly on women’s rights. Fadime’s mother and sister both testified against her father in court, who was found guilty of murder.

Based on the book `Du ska dö’ (You will die) by Ulf Broberg and the case’s prosecuting lawyer Leif Ericksson, the drama series `Fadime’ will depict the final five years of Fadime’s life. Production will begin this summer and will be supported by a consulting panel of twelve experts with in-depth knowledge of honour-related topics.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer: “Telling Fadime Sahindal’s heartbreaking story is one of our most sensitive projects so far. Twenty years on, this courageous young woman stands as a role model for many. We will have expert guidance at every stage of production as we bring an emotional, complex and very relevant series to a new generation of viewers in every Viaplay market.”

Leif Ericksson, Fadime Sahindal’s lawyer: “My work as a lawyer means that I encounter many tragedies. Fadime’s case is the one that has touched me the deepest. I often think about Fadime and I still visit her grave regularly. She has something vital to teach us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of this important project.”

`Fadime’ is produced by Storyfire (NENT Group’s ‘Catwalk’).

About NENT Group’s original productions

NENT Group is set to premiere at least 40 original productions in 2021. In the past three months,  `Huss‘; `Delete Me‘; `We Children from Bahnhof Zoo‘; and season two of `Hammarvik‘ have premiered on Viaplay.

Recently announced originals include `Taylor’s Island‘; `Kin‘; `What about Monica‘; `Glacier‘; `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‘; season two of `The Truth Will Out‘;`Harmonica‘; `Perfect People‘; season two of `Face to Face‘; season two of `Those Who Kill‘; season three of `Fixi in Playland‘; season two of `Honour‘; `Home Invasion‘; and `Margeaux‘.

`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, as well as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Viaplay will be launched in Poland and the US in 2021, and in five additional countries by the end of 2023. With streaming services, TV channels, radio stations and production companies, our purpose is to tell stories, touch lives and expand worlds. Headquartered in Stockholm and with a global outlook, NENT Group’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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

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SOURCE: Nordic Entertainment Group


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