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11/18/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/18/2020 11:13



18 November 2020


November 18, 2020 - Young Royals is a new Swedish coming of age series directed by Rojda Sekersöz (conceptual director) and Erika Calmeyer about students at the prestigious Swedish boarding school Hillerska, trying to find their way in life.

Edvin Ryding (Gåsmamman, Älska mig) portrays Prince Wilhelm and Pernilla August, one of Sweden's leading actresses, features his mother, Queen Kristina. Prince Wilhelm's classmates at the boarding school will be played by Malte Gårdinger (Morden i Sandhamn), Frida Argento (Astrid), Nikita Uggla as well as Omar Rudberg, known from the band FO&O, who now makes his acting debut.

The story centers around Prince Wilhelm (Edvin Ryding). When he arrives at the prestigious boarding school Hillerska he finally gets an opportunity to explore his true self and find out what kind of life he really wants. Wilhelm starts dreaming of a future filled with freedom and unconditional love far away from the royal obligations - but when he unexpectedly becomes next in line for the throne his dilemma is heightened as he has to make a choice. Love or duty.

Directors: Rojda Sekersöz (conceptual director) and Erika Calmeyer

Creators: Lisa Ambjörn, Lars Beckung and Camilla Holter

Writers: Lisa Ambjörn (head writer), Pia Gradvall, Sofie Forsman and Tove Forsman

Producers: Lisa Berggren Eyre and Martin Söder / Nexiko

Executive producer: Lars Beckung / Nexiko

The cast also includes Nathalie Varli, Felicia Truedsson, Mimmi Cyon, Ingela Olsson, Rennie Mirro, Livia Millhagen and David Lenneman.

Young Royals will launch globally on Netflix in 2021.

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About Nexiko:

Nexiko is an independent production company founded by Lars Beckung, Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson and Mikael Svensson in 2013. The group currently have offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Los Angeles and consist of Nexiko TV, Nexiko Drama, Af Nexiko and Nexiko Sport.

Nexiko has won numerous TV and film awards and is regarded as one of the most innovative production companies in the Nordics.

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