Netflix announced today its new Original series from Denmark, the romantic comedy-drama Baby Fever, starring three-time Danish Film Awards winner Josephine Park.
Baby Fever (Skruk) revolves around the life of fertility doctor Nana (Josephine Park, Doggystyle, Darkness: Those Who Kill, The Investigation) and the clients she treats.
While in a drunken state, Nana inseminates herself — with the sperm of her ex-boyfriend — and kicks off a chain reaction of catastrophes both big and small. With the resultant pregnancy, Nana must figure out how to explain her condition, as she can’t hide it forever. She also feels compelled to win back her ex-boyfriend and long-lost love. The problem is, he isn’t particularly interested in getting back with Nana.
Nana’s secret pregnancy allows her to see her clients in a different light, but as her lies grow bigger, it gets harder and harder for her to navigate in and around them. So for the first time in her life, Nana has to tell the truth — and perhaps reveal a secret that could ultimately cost her everything.
Costars in the six-part series include Olivia Joof Lewerissa (DNA), Simon Sears (Shadow and Bone), Charlotte Munck (Anna Pihl), Mikael Birkkjær (Borgen), Tammi Øst (The Killing), Emil Prenter (Sex), Thomas Levin (Borgen), Jesper Ole Feit Andersen (The Chestnut Man), Amelia Høy (Below the Surface), Morten Jørgensen (Another Round), Anne Sofie Wanstrup (The Venus Effect), and Swedish actress Lisa Carlehed (The Emigrants).
Said Jenny Stjernstromer Bjork, Director Nordic Original Series:
“We instantly fell in love with this project. It touches on important universal themes about making difficult choices, parenthood and love. We are also happy to team up with the talented Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer and continue the great collaboration with Apple Tree Productions. We are looking forward to bringing this show to Netflix with this amazing team.”
Series creators Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer stated:
“Baby Fever is the personal, comic, hard, surprising story about fertility treatment that we ourselves have lacked. Being in fertility treatment is insanely tough. We know that because we’ve been through it ourselves. But it can also be an experience of hope and joy and laughter, it can throw one around in so many different emotions in such a short time. That’s why we want to make a series where the drama and the comedy always exist together, because that’s our experience of a fertility process.”
The series is produced by Dorthe Riis Lauridsen and executive producer Piv Bernth from Apple Tree Productions.
Baby Fever will launch globally on Netflix later in 2022 (date tba). (You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/babyfever.)
Stay tuned for updates.
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