Leading Finnish streaming firm Elisa Viihde is partnering up with A+E Networks on a brand new unique collection, “Next of Kin,” a thriller drama set within the close to future.
The eight-part collection is scheduled to start filming this week in Helsinki, Finland, and shall be distributed worldwide by A+E Networks. “Next of Kin” will the primary unique drama to bow on Elisa Viihde Viaplay, the upcoming streaming service that shall be collectively launched by Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) and Elisa Viihde this fall.
“Next of Kin” takes place in Helsinki and poses some basic questions on humanity. The collection follows Liv, who decides to find what occurred to her DNA pattern when it was stolen from a biobank, however she unknowingly finally ends up being pursued.
“Next of Kin” is headlined by a robust Nordic forged, together with Nika Savolainen (“Shadow Lines”) and Elmer Bäck (“Idiomatic”), in addition to Matleena Kuusniemi (“Hooked”) and Antti Virmavirta (“Man in Room 301”), Sarah Boberg (“The Bridge”), Sonny Lindberg (“The Legacy”), and model-turned-actor May Lifschitz.
“We are seeing Finns are more and more utilizing streaming companies to observe new collection, and so are eager to proceed introducing contemporary Finnish content material. When Elisa Viihde Aitio and Viaplay be a part of forces this autumn, Finnish, Nordic and worldwide collection shall be obtainable on one service sooner or later,” stated Ani Korpela, head of Elisa’s content material enterprise. Korpela added the collection will carry collectively expertise from each Finland and Denmark.
“Next of Kin” is directed by Akseli Tuomivaara, whose credit embrace “Korso.” The script was co-written by Finland’s Minna Panjanen and Denmark’s Valeria Richter.
“The collection offers with the subsequent stage of evolution, which individuals themselves have developed,” Panjanen stated.
“At the identical time, ‘Next of Kin’ is an entertaining household drama by which the characters maintain difficult one another,” Panjanen added.
Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari and Pilvi Kuusrainen from the Finnish firm Bufo are producing the collection for Elisa Viihde. “Next of Kin” is produced in collaboration with A+E Networks, in addition to Business Finland and the Finnish Film Foundation.
Since 2014, Elisa Viihde has launched 21 unique collection, together with “Man in Room 301,” “Arctic Circle” and “All the Sins.” Upcoming collection embrace “Laws of Man,” “Mister8” and “Häräntappoase.” Elisa Viihde Aitio and Viaplay be a part of forces this autumn to kind a single Elisa Viihde Viaplay streaming service. Customers can already entry Aitio and Viaplay Movies & Series content material through the present companies at an inclusive worth.