Nordic major SF Studios will produce a second season of the hit series Alex for Viaplay. The Easy Money star Dragomir “Gago” Mrsic will once again play the lead. The first run of the series premiered at Viaplay in November 2017 and has since then been the most viewed series at Viaplay to date.
The thriller series Alex is Viaplay’s fourth original production, which has a second season. On top of being the most viewed series at Viaplay since the launch last year, the first episode was also the most viewed ever among Viaplay’s original series in the Nordics.
”Viaplay’s strategy for original productions is to produce to the best Nordic content and Alex is the perfect example of the kind of entertainment that our viewers across the Nordic region love. We are thrilled to announce that the series will continue with an eagerly awaited second season”, says Alexander Bastin, SVP and Head of Viaplay and Viafree.
Alex is a nail-biting thriller series with strong and complex characters where the boundaries of what is right or wrong, wheather you're a cop or a criminal, has long been blurred. Dragomir Mrsic (Easy Money, Edge of Tomorrow) stars as the corrupt cop in this Viaplay original series. Rakel Wärmländer once again plays the police Frida, Maximilian Mrsic as Alex’s son Simon and Anja Lundqvist as his wife Kim.
Alex is based on an idea from Dragomir Mrsic and Mikael Cross and main script writer is Frans Wiklund with Alain Darborg directing.
“The only thing I can say is that you will come much closer to the brutality you read about and debate on in television”, says Dragomir Mrsic in a comment.
“We are extremely happy and proud with the first season and it feels great to continue our cooperation with Dragomir”, says producers Nicklas Wikström Nicastro and Niklas Larsson.
Alex is produced by SF Studios, producers Nicklas Wikström Nicastro (Oscar nominated A Man Called Ove) and Niklas Larsson and co-produced with Gothenburg based producer Film i Väst and UK based producer Nevision for Viaplay. The series will be distributed internationally by About Premium Content and by Lumière in the Benelux area.
The principal shooting of Alex season 2 will commence at the end of 2018 with a planned release during 2019.
For more information, please contact:
Niklas Larsson, Producer, SF Studios, Niklas.Larsson@sfstudios.se
Kristina Linglöf, Head of Communications, SF Studios, Kristina.Linglof@sfstudios.se
Sophie Forssell, PR Project Manager, Nent Group/Viaplay, Sophie.Forssell@nentgroup.com
Photo: Josef Persson