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NENT Group and Filmlance Produce Astrid Lindgren's Ronja Rövardotter as Viaplay's Great Original Film

NENT Group and Filmlance Produce Astrid Lindgren’s Ronja Rövardotter as Viaplay’s Original Big Film

  • A family fantasy series based on the world-famous Astrid Lindgren story “Ronga Roverwater”
  • “Ronja” is written by “Brunn” creator Hans Rosenfeldt and directed by Lisa James Larson (Victoria).
  • The Swedish-language series was produced by Bonnie Skoog Fenny and Matthias Arjen (‘Björnstad’) for Filmans, part of Banegay, and executive produced by Sarah Askeloff for the NENT group.

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Filmlance International, part of Banijay, are teaming up with Astrid Lindgren AB to produce the world-famous Astrid Lindgren story “Ronja Rövardotter” as a major Viaplay Original family fantasy series. “Ronga” is written by “Brunn” creator Hans Rosenfeld, directed by Lisa James Larson (“Victoria”) and will have groundbreaking visual effects. The series is a milestone in establishing the NENT Group’s position as the leading producer of first-class Nordic content for local and international audiences. ‘Ronja’ is an exclusive show on NENT Group Viaplay’s streaming service from 2023 with 12 episodes spread over two seasons.

Among Astrid Lindgren’s best-known books, Runja Roverwater is also one of the world’s best-selling translated authors with over 75 books published. Her work has been translated into more than 100 languages ​​and has sold over 165 million copies, and she has been in more than 70 feature films and television productions. In addition to Ronja Rövardotter, Astrid Lindgren has established Pippi Longstocking and Emil in Lönneberga and Barnen in Bråkmakargatan.

The series “Ronja” revolves around a girl born into a gang of thieves in a medieval Scandinavian castle, and talks about her adventures. As Ronga grows up, she discovers that the surrounding forest can be a magical and sometimes dangerous place filled with strange creatures. But when Ronja meets young boy Burke from a rival gang, it’s the beginning of a dark family feud, at the same time as a notorious court reporter arrives to clear the forest of thieves once and for all. Runja and Berk escape into the jungle to try to survive on their own.

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Philippa Walstam, Head of Content, NENT Group: “Ronga’s self-confidence and sophistication make her one of my all-time favorites. This classic story of a strong, independent girl has always been ahead of her time, and the core themes of friendship, closeness to nature and questioning one’s prejudices are so relevant today It is a true privilege to work with such a top-notch creative team to bring ‘Ronja’ to Viaplay viewers around the world. This project demonstrates how quickly our ambitions are growing. It will be no more for Nordic storytellers like the NENT Group to have the opportunity to work with One of Astrid Lindgren’s stories.

Silla Niergaard, CEO of Astrid Lindgren AB: “For Astrid Lindgren Aktipolag, artistic quality is always the most important thing. As Astrid Lindgren did in her time, we always strive to work with the best creators. We have worked closely with the creative team and are very confident that The new edition of “Ronja Rövardotter” will live up to our high aspirations.”

Mattias Arehn and Bonnie Skoog Feeney, Filmlance Producers: “We grew up with Ronja, just like so many others, and we are so proud of such a great mission. Ronja’s story is a timeless tale of the struggle to find his own place in the world, to walk his own path and to be Someone. It’s all set in a world that is complex and dangerous but at the same time wonderful and magical. With the massive support of the NENT group, we want to produce an epic and exciting adventure series, as well as a tribute to nature for the whole family.”

The cast of “Ronja” is ongoing and more information will come in due course. The Swedish-language series is produced by Sara Askelof for the NENT group, with Bonnie Skoog Finney and Matthias Arjen (‘Björnstad’) as producers for Filmlance International.

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Every year, NENT . Group will produce Two major films in English About people and events in the Nordic countries. The first is “Hilma,” a film about Swedish artist and feminist pioneer Hilma af Klint, written and directed by Lasse Hallström (Oscar nominated for “The Cider House Rules” and “My Life as a Dog”) and with Lena Olin (Oscar) nominated for “Enemies, a love story”) in the main role.

About the original products of the NENT . group

NENT Group plans to release at least 50 copies of Viaplay Originals in 2021. Over the past three months, ‘two sisters‘; second season ofinterrogation“The Trio.”zebra room“;”home invasion“;”bad city literature“; And the ‘Max UngerShown for the first time on Viaplay.

Recently announced original products are “Ida takes responsibility‘; second season ofmachines“;”Silence Award“; ‘Somewhat’; “Uninhabitable land“;”Polish murders“,”black dog‘And the’Swallow’s Freedom‘; second season ofparty‘; third season ofhonorThe third and fourth seasons oflykovikin‘Vacation’, the second and third season of ‘Burnie“;”red election“;”Hilma‘Billy Boy’sisters“;”Who shot Otto Muller?“; series about Puree Salming; “Fadi“;”Taylors Island“;”Close“;”What about Monica“;”trum“;”Rickett exit“;”Made in Oslo“;”Estonia – the last wave“;”Swedish‘; second season ofStella Bloomqvist‘; second season ofpeak“;”box“;”immediate“;”Close to me“;”flock‘; second season ofWhat is hidden in the snow“;”harmonica“;”perfect people“; And the ‘Margo“.

NENT Group has set up a jointly owned production company in the United Kingdom Nation Entertainment movie Invested in an American studio Picturestart.


Information to the editorial office

Nordic Entertainment Group AB (General) (NENT Group) live streaming service is available in every Nordic country, and in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Viaplay will launch in the US in 2021 and in the Netherlands in 2022, with additional markets launching through the end of 2023. We operate broadcast services, TV channels, radio stations and production companies where our goal is to tell stories, connect with people, and expand horizons. With headquarters in Stockholm and a global perspective, the NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (“NENT A” and “NENT B”).

About Astrid Lindgren AB
Astrid Lindgren Aktiebolag is owned by Astrid Lindgren’s children and grandchildren. At present, 16 people are employed in the company, most of whom specialize in different types of rights fields. We are located in Stockholm but our business extends all over the world. Essentially, our work is based on the love and work of Astrid Lindgren. We are convinced that the world needs Astrid Lindgren – perhaps more than ever.

About Filmlance
Filmlance, part of Banijay, is one of the largest production companies in Scandinavia and has produced popular audience – drama series and feature films. Among the products is the international success “Brunn”, created by Hans Rosenfeld, which has been sold to more than 180 countries and produced in eight markets including Great Britain / France, Singapore / Malaysia and others. New and upcoming productions include “Kalifat” (SVT/Netflix), “Beck” (SVT), “Morden i Sandhamn”, “Top Dog” and “Björnstad” (HBO). A new version of the classic “Vinterviken” is coming to Netflix soon.

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