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NENT Group announces What about Monica as next original production

NENT Group announces What about Monica as next original production
Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region's leading streaming company will launch Danish coming-of-age thriller What about Monica as its next Viaplay Original. Leading roles are played by upcoming talents Filippa Coster-Waldau and Maja Thiele and the shooting of this eight-part series has just begun in Denmark. What about Monica is set to premiere exclusively on NENT Group's Viaplay streaming service later this year.

16-year-old Louise's life is turned upside down when her best friend Monica is raped at a party. Burdened by guilt, Louise singlehandedly begins to investigate the crime, but the more she unravels the more complicated it becomes. When digging deeper into the case Louise discovers that everyone has secrets and forbidden emotions, and she begins to suspect that the rapist might be one within her group of friends. It all collides when Louise starts to develop feelings for the mysterious outsider, Thais, who - according to her friends - is the alleged rapist. Suddenly Louise is faced with a serious decision: shall she stick with her friends or follow her heart and defend Thais who she believes is innocent?

What about Monica follows the announcements of Viaplay Originals Thunder in My Heart; Try Hard; Dystopia and Delete Me - all series premiering on Viaplay in 2021 as an important part of NENT Group's content strategy adding premium original content for young adults. 

Filippa Wallestam, EVP & Chief Content Officer NENT Group: "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."
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