Cast Set for Finnish Netflix Series Dance Brothers


Samuel Kujala and Roderick Kabanga are set to play the lead roles in Dance Brothers, the first Finnish series premiering globally on Netflix.

Created and produced by Max Malka at Banijay’s Endemol Shine Finland, Dance Brothers centers around brothers Roni (Kabanga) and Sakari (Kujala) as they struggle to make a living as professional dancers. To help finance their dance dreams, they start their own club, which provides income, housing and a training space—and brings them fame.

Dance Brothers will release globally on Netflix in 2023 and will later be available on Yle. Malka also serves as writer on the series together with Reeta Ruotsalainen. It is directed by Taito Kawata. In addition to Kujala and Kabanga, Dance Brothers stars Jeanine Muyima, Fanni Noroila, Lauri Lohi, Eeva Eloranta and ​​Cristal Snow. The series is a co-production between Netflix and Yle.

Kai Finke, director of EMEA TV licensing at Netflix, said: “I am thrilled to share that our Finnish-language co-production Dance Brothers is currently filming in Helsinki. In Yle and with Endemol Shine Finland, we are happy to have two incredibly strong local partners. I can’t wait to see this story come to life, and I am convinced the show will appeal to both a local and a global audience.”

Max Malka, head of scripted at Endemol Shine Finland, said: ​​“This is a special project, not only because it is a unique and groundbreaking take on the dance genre, but we have created a series that will showcase the very best of Finnish creativity on all levels. The combination of high-quality drama, exciting dance and a diverse group of talent makes this the dream project for us.”