SF Studios new thriller series THE LAWYER premiered on Viaplay and Swedish TV3 on February 26th and has now become Viaplay’s most watched original series and is a record-breaking success reaching an audience that rivals that of international TV-series.
"We are really pleased that our series has been so well received by the viewers. Our goal was to produce an exciting thriller series and the ratings confirm that once you’ve started watching, it's hard to stop”, says SF Studios’ producer Nicklas Wikström Nicastro (A MAN CALLED OVE).
The first month after THE LAWYER´S premiere, the series has been seen by more viewers than any other series on Viaplay’s platform in Sweden and in Denmark, both when considering ratings for original series and purchased content. THE LAWYER also ranks highest among all the original series on Viaplay’s Finnish platform.
Since its premiere, THE LAWYER has been among the three most popular series daily on Viaplay's platform, both in Sweden and Denmark. When comparing with international series, Viaplay’s ratings are on the same level as for THE BLACKLIST, OUTLANDER, GREY´S ANATOMY and PRISON BREAK. THE LAYWER´S international standard is also confirmed by the great interest in the series during the international TV market MIPCOM last autumn in Cannes, where the screenings of the first and second episodes were overbooked and the media interest was record-breaking. In the Nordic region, the main authors of the series, Karin Gidfors and Charlotte Lesche, have been nominated for best TV-drama script at the Gothenburg Film Festival in February this year.
Viaplay has released a new behind the scenes clip where the creators behind the series describe the work process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSV8m34bgp0&feature=youtu.be
About THE LAWYER
THE LAWYER is a thriller series starring Alexander Karim (TYRANT, ZERO DARK THIRTY) in the role of defense attorney Frank Nordling. As a child, Frank and his sister, Sara, played by Malin Buska (EASY MONEY III: LIFE DELUXE), witnessed their parents' violent death. When Frank learns that the murderer is one of the gangster leaders of Copenhagen’s underworld - and one of the most important clients of the law firm - he becomes obsessed with revenge. THE LAWYER is based on an idea by Jens Lapidus (EASY MONEY trilogy) together with Hans Rosenfeldt (THE BRIDGE) and Michael Hjorth (ALEX). THE LAWYER is a Viaplay original series and premiered on February 26th on Viaplay and Swedish TV3. New episodes are released every Monday.
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About SF Studios
SF Studios, founded in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies and the leading film studio in the Nordic region. Its business includes production and distribution of feature films and TV series and the digital services SF Anytime and SF Kids Play. SF Studios has its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and subsidiaries in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London, and is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier AB.