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Lena Philipsson to Star in Viaplay’s The Street Where I Live

  • Six part drama inspired by one of the hit songs Sweden leading musical artists
  • The Street Where I Live was created and written by Mikael Newihl (“Max Anger”) Viaplay Studioswith Viaplay Content Distribution taking care of worldwide distribution
  • Viaplay to premiere at least 70 originals in 2022

Lena Philipsson, one of them Sweden most successful musical artist, will take on her first leading drama role in the Viaplay original “The Street Where I Live”. Since their debut in 1984, Philipsson has had no fewer than 13 albums and charts in the country’s top 20 Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. Inspired by her hit single of the same name, ‘The Street Where I Live’ was created and written by her Viaplay Studios Mikael Newihl (The Viaplay Original “Max Anger”, nominated for Best European Drama at the Festival de la Fiction TV 2021 in La Rochelle).

In the six-part series, Lena Philipsson plays Nina, who begins a new relationship four years after the death of her husband. Nina’s decision leads to dramatic and unexpected reactions from both her family and neighbors. The Street Where I Live will begin filming this fall and will premiere exclusively on Viaplay in 2023.

Lena Philipsson: “It is incredibly exciting to enter this world together with her Viaplay. I especially like the tone of the series and what it has to say. It’s about not being afraid of change and daring to let go, even if it hurts. It’s a show I want to see for myself.”

Filippa Wallestam, viaplay group Chief Content Officer: “A song is an unusual basis for a scripted series, but Lena’s hugely popular single from 2005 combines excitement, affection and longing” hit the right notes for viewers around the world Sweden and beyond. We are particularly proud of that Viaplay handles every aspect of this show – from script and production to worldwide sales.”

“The Street Where I Live” (Swedish title: “På gatan där jag bor”) is directed by Lena Koeppel (“The meaning of Tie your own shoes) and produced by Cecilia Norman Mardellwith Helena Larand as Executive Producer for Viaplay. Worldwide distribution is via Viaplay Content Distribution.

About Viaplay Originals

At least 70 Viaplay Originals are expected to premiere in 2022. Upcoming Originals include My Fault; “Call me daddy”; `The beach hotel‘; “Roombeek”; `Listen!’; “End of the summer”; `RIP Henry‘; Thunder in My Heart season two; “Live the life”; “There’s something going on”; “That could have been us”; “Threesome” season two; `RSVP’; “The fortress”; “The Hunt for Jasper S.”; `Liv Ullman: The Road Less Traveled’; season three of Those Who Kill; “Face to Face” season three; “The sense of life”; “Something stupid”; “The guilty”; “Stockholm Bloodbath”; “Delete Me” season two; “The dreamer – Become Karen Blixen‘; “Fenry”; “gold run”; “Last Light”; “Elvira”; “North Sea Connection”; `limbo’; “Litvinenko”; “Karma and Jonar”; “Ronia”; “The Uninhabitable Earth”; “murderesses”; “Black Dog”; “Freedom of the Swallow”; “Honour” season three; “Pørni” season three; “Hilma”; ‘Who shot? Otto Mueller?’; a biopic by Börje Salming; “THE EXODUS OF THE KINGDOM”; `Estonia: The Last Wave’; “Stella Blómkvist” season two; “The swarm”; “Perfect People”; and “Margeaux”.

Two major English language films are produced by Viaplay each year. The company has also established one United Kingdom-based joint venture with FilmNation entertainment and invested in the US studio Picturestart.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

Viaplay Group AB (publ) is the international streaming challenger. Our Viaplay Streaming service is available in all Nordic and Baltic countries, Polandthe US and the Netherlandsand we’re expanding rapidly by launching in United Kingdom 2022 followed by Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2023. Viaplay will be present in at least 21 countries by the end of 2023, including at least five partner markets for the Viaplay Select branded content concept. Every day, millions of customers enjoy our unique entertainment offering, including the acclaimed Viaplay Originals and an unrivaled selection of premium live sports. From streaming to TV stations, radio stations and production companies, our goal is to tell stories, touch lives and expand worlds. viaplay group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (`VPLAY B’).

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