Viaplay has announced eight-part coming-of-age thriller What About Monica, adaptated by Julie Budtz Sørensen from her award winning podcast Det med Liv with Filippa Coster-Waldau and Maja Thiele confirmed for the lead roles.
16-year-old Louise’s life is turned upside down when her best friend Monica is raped at a party. Burdened by guilt, Louise begins to investigate the crime, but the more she unravels the more complicated it becomes. When digging deeper, Louise finds that everyone has secrets and begins to suspect that the rapist might be within her group of friends.
However, things begin to unravel when Louise starts to develop feelings for the mysterious outsider, Thais, who according to her friends is the alleged rapist. Suddenly Louise is faced with a serious decision: should she stick with her friends or follow her heart and defend Thais who she believes to be innocent?
Viaplay Chief Content Officer, Filippa Wallestam, said: “This series focuses on elucidating the complexity of choices and related consequences which makes What about Monica a touching portrait of the crucial teenage years, where social life dominates everything. I am really passionate about portraying the challenges of growing up today and I believe that this unique story and talented creative team has all the potential to attract our young adult audience and beyond.”
What About Monica (Hvad med Monica), directed by Nils Holst-Jensen (Little Dancer), premieres later this year on Viaplay across the Nordic region.