Viaplay has revealed A Class Apart (Zebrarummet), an eight part drama starring Aliette Opheim (Thicker Than Water) and Valter Skarsgård (Black Lake) that explores a hidden world of privilege, power and deadly secrets at an exclusive boarding school.
When a student at the famous boarding school Tuna Kvarn is found dead, investigators are met with a wall of silence. Suspicions soon turn to pupils from a disadvantaged neighbouring state school – until a mobile film that reveals Tuna Kvarn’s humiliating initiation rituals appears on social media and triggers dramatic consequences.
Series creator, Henrik Schyffert, said: “I started thinking about class differences in Sweden during my time at municipal school where we shared outdoor days and discos with the local boarding school. It struck me that this little world be a good way to show Sweden in miniature. For us it was like stepping into Olympus when we went to the disco. It is easy to be seduced by power, sex and money.”
Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “Boarding schools are often worlds within a world and remain one of our most enigmatic institutions. Yet as viewers of Viaplay’s latest original series will discover, they are also complex spaces where young people’s hopes, dreams and tensions play out like anywhere else – an ideal setting for compelling and sometimes unsettling drama.”
A Class Apart will be available to stream on Viaplay across the Nordic region, though a premiere date has yet to be announced.