NENT Group & Josephine Bornebusch Prep Social Distancing Drama


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is collaborating with Josephine Bornebusch, who was also behind its hit original Love Me, on a new drama that explores intimacy and isolation in the time of social distancing.

Orca (working title) is created, written and directed by Bornebusch and produced by Sofie Palage at Warner Bros. International Television Production Sweden. The characters in the series will communicate primarily through their phones and screens. The actors and actresses will film their scenes one at a time with a minimal crew present.

The cast includes Johan Rheborg (Partisan), Gustav Lindh (Love Me), Alba August (The Perfect Patient), Peter Andersson (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and Vera Vitali (Conspiracy of Silence), as well as Bornebusch herself.

The series will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in fall 2020.

Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group’s chief content officer, said: “Social distancing is the story of our time, but behind the headlines lie millions of personal dramas being lived by people all over the world. Josephine Bornebusch’s latest Viaplay original dramatizes some of the emotional impact of this extraordinary situation and asks what togetherness can mean when we’re apart. NENT Group will premiere more than 30 originals this year and as this innovative, star-packed production proves, our ambitions for Viaplay are higher than ever.”

Added Bornebusch: “We’ve moved incredibly quickly from idea to filming, and I’m so grateful to receive such trust from NENT Group, who gave the green light at record speed. I’m also delighted that so many gifted acting talents have chosen to take part in this project. I believe we can create something very special together.”