From podcasts to blogs to a trilogy of successful novels, Hannah Widell and Amanda Schulman are two of Sweden's most high-profile media personalities. Two Sisters is the first time their books have been adapted into a series. The show explores the diverging lives of young Stockholm siblings Alicia (Dilan Gwyn: NENT Group's Love Me) and Vanessa (Julia Ragnarsson: My Aunt in Sarajevo) as they climb the career ladder, fall in love and realise that growing up can also mean growing apart.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer: "More than 200,000 Instagram followers and 400 podcast episodes show the incredible reach of Hannah Widell and Amanda Schulman, and we expect huge interest in Viaplay's pioneering adaptation of their hit novels. Two Sisters blends light and darkness while asking just how far we are responsible for those we love. This is a sharp and relevant story told by some of the Nordic region's most talented female creators, both in front of and behind the camera."
Hannah Widell: "Alicia and Vanessa are two characters very close to our hearts, and ever since writing page one, we've looked forward to bringing their loves and struggles to life on the screen. We're so excited and grateful to share this story with Viaplay's viewers - it's a dream come true."
Two Sisters (Swedish title: Två systrar) is created and directed by Julia Lindström (Hjerteslag) and written by Amy Black Ndiaye (NENT Group's Wisting). The series is produced by Alexia Wennberg, Cecilia Forsberg and Georgie Mathew at Yellow Bird, and filming started this week in Stockholm.