Beta Film’s “Hassel” most watched Viaplay original Sweden
Munich, 23 March 2018. The Viaplay original Hassel has become the most watched new series on the Swedish service. The thriller starring Skyfall’s Ola Rapace, which premiered on Viaplay throughout the Nordics in fall, scored # 1 among all new TV shows in 2017, leaving US-top series like Prison Break, Outlander and The Blacklist far behind. Hassel was one of eight new Viaplay originals last year.
Starring Ola Rapace ("Skyfall – 007", "Wallander") and directed by Amir Chamdin ("God Willing"), Hassel centers around a street-smart detective, leading an organized crime task force in Stockholm. When Roland Hassel's close mentor is brutally murdered, he swears to avenge his death. Hassel is produced by Nice Drama/Stefan Baron, who previously delivered international bestsellers such as "Midnight Sun". Coproducer are Viaplay, Lunanime and Beta Film, which also handles the international sales. Hassel celebrated its international premiere in summer at the renowned TV festival Série Series in Fontainebleau.
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