Ronja the Robber’s Daughter
Filmlance International och Viaplay are partnering with The Astrid Lindgren Company to adapt Astrid Lindgren’s world-famous story ‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’ into a major Viaplay Original family fantasy series.
Scripted by ‘The Bridge’ creator Hans Rosenfeldt, directed by Lisa James Larsson (‘Victoria’) and featuring groundbreaking visual effects,
‘Ronja the Robber’s Daughter’ is one of the best-known books by Astrid Lindgren, who is among the world’s most translated and best-selling authors with more than 75 books published. Her work has been translated into over 100 languages and sold more than 165 million copies, and has been adapted for more than 70 feature films and TV productions. Alongside Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, Lindgren’s characters include Pippi Longstocking, Emil in Lönneberga and The Children of Noisy Village.
Young actress Kerstin Linden, from critically-acclaimed feature film, The Emigrants, has signed up for the highly sought-after lead role as Ronja the Robber’s Daughter. She is joined by Jack Bergenholtz Henriksson, who plays the role of Ronja’s friend, Birk Borkason.
The parents of the two robber families are played by a star-studded ensemble consisting of Christopher Wagelin (The truth will out, Love Me) as Mattis, Krista Kosonen (Beforeigners, The Swarm, Blade Runner 2049) playing Lovis, and in rival dynasty, Sverrir Gudnason (Love Me, Borg) plays Borka, and Maria Nohra (Honor, Beck) as Undis.
The series ‘Ronja’ follows the adventures of a young girl born into a band of robbers in a medieval Scandinavian fortress. As Ronja grows up, she learns that the surrounding forest can be a magical and sometimes dangerous place filled with strange creatures. But when Ronja befriends the young boy Birk from a rival band, a vicious family feud ignites, at the same time as a notorious bailiff arrives to rid the area of robbers once and for all. Ronja and Birk flee into the forest and try to survive on their own.
The series will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service from 2023 with 12 episodes across two seasons.
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