Rakel Wärmländer & Sofia Helin In Limbo

Viaplay has announced Limbo, a new six-part drama about motherhood and relationships tested by adversity starring Rakel Wärmländer (Alex), Louise Peterhoff (Blue Eyes) and Sofia Helin (The Bridge).

A late-night phone call changes everything for Ebba (Rakel Wärmländer), My (Sofia Helin) and Gloria (Louise Peterhoff). The news that their respective sons have been involved in a serious car crash puts their friendship and priorities to the ultimate test, and with Ebba’s son Jakob hovering between life and death, the three women find themselves in a devastatingly uncertain situation – in limbo.

Co-written with Emma Broström (Flocking), the series is inspired by a personal event in Rakel Wärmländer’s life and, from that starting point, it examines how relationships change when those involved go through high peaks and deep valleys.

Rakel Wärmländer said: “The series itself is completely fictional, but on the other hand, the accident is taken straight from reality. Since I became a parent myself, I have continued to think about how I would have reacted and acted if something similar happened to me.”

“Every character has their own problems, which the accident either diminishes or makes worse. Our series doesn’t try to paint a pretty picture, simply to show something true. It’s a mixture of the ugly, beautiful, shallow and deep all at once, just like life itself.” 

Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “Every relationship has many layers, and Limbo shows how a single moment can turn even the closest friendships upside down… Starring three of Sweden’s biggest screen talents, this is a poignant and compelling show of the highest quality that will be relevant to audiences everywhere.”

Limbo, directed by Sofia Adrian Jupither (Helt perfekt), is currently filming in Stockholm and will premiere on Viaplay across the Nordic region in 2022.