My Fault Series Coming to Viaplay


Viaplay is set to launch its latest Norwegian original series My Fault, based on the best-selling autobiography by politician and former minister Abid Raja.

Currently Second Deputy Leader of Norway’s Liberal Party, Raja served as the country’s Minister of Culture, Sports & Equality from January 2020 to October 2021 and was VP of the Storting, the Norwegian parliament, between 2017 and 2020, becoming only the second Muslim to hold the office in the country’s history. Per-Olav Sørensen is set to direct My Fault from a script penned by Odd-Magnus Williamson.

My Fault was Norway’s most sold book in 2021. The series is being developed by The Global Ensemble Drama.

Raja: “Culture has the power to move and to inspire reflection and change. I have the greatest trust in Odd-Magnus Williamson as a screenwriter and Per-Olav Sørensen as a director. I hope that my openness can help more people to talk about their difficulties and get rid of the guilt and shame that we all carry. I hope we can silence that negative voice inside us.”

Sørensen: “To get the chance to create a Viaplay series that depicts such dramatic situations, humiliating events, heartbreaking experiences and overwhelming love is a gift. My Fault is a story that hits you hard, right in the stomach.”

Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group’s chief content officer, said: “Abid Raja’s personal story is remarkable. One of Norway’s most famous political figures, his advocacy on vital topics such as civil rights, tolerance and religious freedom is increasingly attracting international attention. This adaptation of 2021’s number one book in Norway by two of the country’s biggest creative stars has the potential to make a deep impression on Viaplay audiences everywhere.”