Nordic streaming service Viaplay has announced its June 2023 slate for the US and Canada, which includes the premieres of new dramas, docuseries, and more.
Viaplay, the Nordic region’s leading streaming platform and producer of original content, is bringing more of its premium titles to North America in June.
The Architect (Arkitekten) (Norway)
Comprised of four 18-minute episodes, this young adult short-form drama is filled with humorous and relevant points about the heated housing market in major cities. Set in a not-so-distant future, in a grey, cold and alienating Oslo, it follows Julie (Eili Harboe, Succession, Beforeigners), an aspiring architect who lands a job as an intern in a major architect firm, as well as the goings-on in a room in an underground parking garage-turned-housing space for people unable to afford normal accommodations.
The Architect, a Viaplay Original Talent Awards Winner and Berlinale Series Special Mention Winner at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, June 1.
One of the Boys (En af drengene) (Denmark)
Another young adult short-form series is this four-part coming-of-age drama featuring themes of sexuality, masculinity, bullying, queerness, and feeling different. A sensitive, funny, heartbreaking, and poetic glimpse of a small, hyper-masculine provincial town in Denmark, it follows one boy, Lau (Jonathan Meinert Pedersen, Klassen), who feels pressure to fit in with other boys while struggling with his romantic feelings for a charming new boy.
One of the Boys, a Viaplay Original Talent Awards Winner, premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, June 8.
The Last Client (Klienten) (Denmark)
Signe Egholm Olsen (Borgen, Darkness: Those Who Kill) stars in this thriller film as psychologist Susanne Hartmann, who expects the session with her last client of the day will be like any other. But when Mark (Anton Hjejle, Liberty) turns out to be a serial killer, Susanne realizes that her life will change forever.
The Last Client premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, June 12.
To Solve a Murder (Att lösa ett mord Helenafallet) (Sweden)
This three-episode true-crime docuseries centers on the mysterious disappearance of Helena Andersson, a case that has haunted the Swedish police for 30 years. With the case still unsolved, investigative journalist Fredrik Undevik makes a discovery that unearths the unbelievable. To Solve a Murder premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, June 15.
The Beach Hotel (Strandhotellet) (Sweden)
Created by author and screenwriter Camilla Läckberg (Hammarvik, The Fjällbacka Murders), this eight-episode drama opens with the 60th birthday party for Werner Gyllenmark (Samuel Fröler, The Truth Will Out, Rebecka Martinsson), who’s invited everyone, including his rival Egil Grip (Dennis Storhøi, Home for Christmas), to his beach hotel for the celebration. But the event comes to an abrupt end after what appears to be an accident, and soon explosive secrets come to light…
The Beach Hotel premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, June 19.
Liv Ullmann – A Road Less Travelled (Norway)
Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival (which starts next week), this inspiring three-part docuseries explores greatness, legacy, and longevity in the life of world-famous artist, actor, author, and two-time Academy Awards® nominee (for The Emigrants and Face to Face) and Honorary Oscar® winner Liv Ullmann. It examines the struggles all women face in their fight for having a career, a voice, and the respect they deserve — a fight that Liv Ullmann has been fighting long before modern feminism. The series features some of Liv’s closest collaborators from her seven decades in film, including Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Jeremy Irons, Sam Waterston and Pernilla August.
Liv Ullmann – A Road Less Travelled premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, June 22.
Face To Face: Season 2 (Forhøret) (Denmark)
Trine Dyrholm (Margrete: Queen of the North, The Legacy) returns as therapist Susanne Egholm and takes on the lead role in Season 2 of this mystery thriller. This eight-episode season finds Susanne mourning the loss of her daughter when a man named John (Olaf Johannessen, Follow the Money) visits her for help to quit smoking. But while under hypnosis, John reveals a shocker: he has committed murder and will do so again. Tonight. After going to the police for help but getting none, Susanne must, on her own, figure out who John’s intended victim is and stop him before he kills again.
Face To Face: Season 2 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Thursday, June 29.
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