Elisa announces Finnish-Danish thriller 'Next of Kin' for new venture with Viaplay

Wednesday 16 September 2020 | 13:54 CET | News

Elisa Viihde said filming begins this week in greater Helsinki of an eight-episode Finnish-Danish original drama serial called 'Next of Kin'. It will air on the forthcoming Elisa Viihde Viaplay service. 'Next of Kin' is set in a near future in which protagonist Liv (Nika Savolainen) becomes the target of a chase after his DNA sample is stolen from a biobank.

The drama is directed by Akseli Tuomivaara with script by Finn Minna Panjanen and and Dane Valeria Richter. It is produced by BUFO's Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari and Pilvi Kuusrainen, in collaboration with A + E Networks, Business Finland and the Finnish Film Foundation.

Elisa Viihde Aitio and Nordic Entertainment Group's Viaplay will merge their Finnish streaming services in autumn 2020 as Elisa Viihde Viaplay.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: A+E Networks / Elisa / Nordic Entertainment
Countries: Denmark / Finland
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