Alex Høgh Andersen Leads Call Me Dad For Viaplay

Viaplay has announced Call Me Dad (Kald mig far), a new six-part comedy drama starring and based on an idea by real-life friends Alex Høgh Andersen (Vikings) and Magnus Haugaard (Guilt).

Emil (Alex Høgh Andersen) and Viktor (Magnus Haugaard) are lifelong friends and now partners in a catering company. But when self-confident Viktor begins dating timid Emil’s mother Helle (Ellen Hillingsø), everything is turned upside down as Emil learns to navigate the new reality as his friendships and relationships evolve.

The cast also includes Roberta Reichhardt (Knæler), Johanne Milland (The Venus Effect), Søren Sætter-Lassen (Marie Krøyer), Peter Gantzler (The Legacy), Lone Rødbroe (Cry Wolf), Bjarne Henriksen (The Killing), Lila Nobel (The Rain), Oscar Dyekjær Giese (Chernobyl) and Tommy Kenter (Dance of the Polar Bears).

Director, Christian Dyekjær, said: “My vision is to create a contemporary comedy that exudes visual and narrative richness. The show will entertain while exploring topics such as how we treat each other and our shared world today. It’s a pleasure to work with two of the best acting talents of their generation.”

Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “This sharp and warm series sums up what Viaplay wants to create in Denmark – high-quality storytelling, told by both established and upcoming talents, with huge potential to reach local and international audiences.”

Call Me Dad, written by Søren Felbo (Sunday), recently completed filming in Copenhagen and is slated to premiere on Viaplay across the Nordic region in 2023.