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The Lawyer Renewed for Viaplay


Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has commissioned a second season of its hit original thriller The Lawyer, which is currently filming and will premiere across the Nordic region exclusively on Viaplay in 2020.

The Lawyer was the most-viewed original series on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in 2018. Swedish star Alexander Karim (Tyrant) returns to headline the new season, which picks up immediately from the cliffhanger ending to season one.

The eight-part series is based on an idea by best-selling Swedish author Jens Lapidus, Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge) and Michael Hjorth (Alex) and is written by Charlotte Lesche and Karin Gidfors (The Lawyer season one). The series is distributed internationally by STUDIOCANAL.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Viaplay chief content officer, said: “The verdict is in: The Lawyer is irrefutable evidence of how high-quality local storytelling attracts large-scale audiences across the Nordic region and beyond. This compelling series offers moral dilemmas, psychological depth and hard-hitting action, all woven together by a nuanced script and career-defining performances from a talented Danish and Swedish cast. The Lawyer has rightly become one of Viaplay’s most popular original series, and commissioning a second season is an open-and-shut case.”

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