Viaplay To Adapt Widell & Schulman Novels

Viaplay has announced Two Sisters (Två systrar), a darkly comic drama based on the bestselling novels by Hannah Widell and Amanda Schulman about climbing the career ladder, falling in love and realising that growing up can also mean growing apart.

Alicia (Dilan Gwyn) lives a luxurious life in the upper middle class area of Östermalm and seems to have it all, but it’s just a facade and the cracks are beginning to show. Meanwhile, Vanessa (Julia Ragnarsson) is a rising star in the TV industry but has a taste for nightlife, self-destructive behaviour and bad taste in men. However, she tries to look after her little sister but her actions are often misconstrued.

Hannah Widell said: “Alicia and Vanessa are two characters very close to our hearts, and ever since writing page one, we’ve looked forward to bringing their loves and struggles to life on the screen. We’re so excited and grateful to share this story with Viaplay’s viewers – it’s a dream come true.”

Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, added: “More than 200,000 Instagram followers and 400 podcast episodes show the incredible reach of Hannah Widell and Amanda Schulman, and we expect huge interest in Viaplay’s pioneering adaptation of their hit novels.”

“Two Sisters blends light and darkness while asking just how far we are responsible for those we love. This is a sharp and relevant story told by some of the Nordic region’s most talented female creators, both in front of and behind the camera.”

Two Sisters, comprising eight parts of 22 minutes, began filming in Stockholm this week and is slated to premiere across the Nordic region in 2021.