Yellow Bird and Arte Collaborate on six-part drama A Life’s Worth

Yellow Bird and Arte Collaborate on six-part drama A Life’s Worth
Yellow Bird, a Swedish scripted company part of Banijay Nordic, collaborates with Arte France and Viaplay Content Distribution to produce A Life’s Worth, a new drama inspired by real events during the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s.The series follows Swedish UN soldiers on a mission to bring peace to Bosnia amidst the turmoil of war. 

Led by an ensemble cast including Edvin Ryding, Maxwell Cunningham, Erik Enge, Johan Rheborg, and Toni Prince, the drama delves into the lives of soldiers grappling with the complexities of conflict. Co-written by Mona Masri and Oliver Dixon and directed by Ahmed Abdullahi, the series spans six episodes and is supported by funds from Creative Europe Media and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Inspired by Magnus Ernström's novel, Yellow Bird’s CEO Jakob Feeney serves as executive producer with Maida Krak as producer. Maida Krak emphasizes the series' portrayal of the challenges faced by those in combat and its exploration of friendship and love in difficult circumstances. Alexandre Piel, Head of Drama at Arte, highlights the importance of telling such stories, reflecting on the strength of the human spirit amidst conflict. Vanda Rapti, EVP of Viaplay Select & Content Distribution, praises the series' qualities and its relevance to European audiences, particularly those impacted by the conflict. Yellow Bird's track record includes acclaimed dramas like a TV prequel to Jo Nesbø’s "Headhunters," crime drama "Bäckström," Netflix drama "Playlist," as well as hits like "Threesome" and "The Truth Will Out," alongside earlier successes such as the Millennium Trilogy and "Occupied."