Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is set to launch the Danish coming-of-age thriller What About Monica as its next Viaplay original.
In the eight-part series, 16-year-old Louise’s life is turned upside down when her best friend Monica is raped at a party. Burdened by guilt, Louise begins to investigate the crime, discovering that everyone has secrets and forbidden emotions. As she starts to suspect that the rapist might be a member of her group of friends, she starts to develop feelings for the mysterious outsider, Thais, who her friends think is guilty of the crime.
Written by Julie Budtz Sørensen and based on her Danish podcast Det med Liv and directed by Nils Holst-Jensen, What About Monica stars Filippa Coster-Waldau and Maja Thiele. It is set to premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service later this year. The series is produced by Nimbus Film and filmed in Denmark.
Filippa Wallestam, executive VP and chief content officer at NENT Group, said: “This series focuses on elucidating the complexity of choices—and related consequences—which makes What About Monica a touching portrait of the crucial teenage years, where social life dominates everything. I am really passionate about portraying the challenges of growing up today and I believe that this unique story and talented creative team has all the potential to attract our young adult audience and beyond.”