Viaplay Content Distribution has entered a partnership with German broadcaster ARD Degeto to co-produce the epic adventure series “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter.” This collaboration will see ARD Degeto joining the existing co-production partners, Filmlance International, Film i Väst, and Ahil Films. In addition to co-production, ARD Degeto will premiere “Ronja” in Germany, along with other Viaplay series acquired as part of the deal, including the psychological thriller “Veronika,” the drama “Limbo,” and dark comedy-drama “Below.”
A modern adaptation of Astrid Lindgren’s globally renowned story, “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter” is scripted by Hans Rosenfeldt (“The Bridge”) and directed by Lisa James Larsson (“Britannia,” “Victoria”). Astrid Lindgren’s books have sold over 165 million copies worldwide.
“Ronja the Robber’s Daughter” follows the enchanting adventures of a young girl born into a band of robbers, set in and around a fortress in medieval Scandinavia. As Ronja grows up, she discovers that the surrounding forest is both magical and perilous, teeming with strange creatures.
The series comprises two seasons and is produced by Bonnie Skoog Feeney and Mathias Arehn at Filmlance International, with executive producers Sara Askelöf, Hanne Palmquist, and Johan Palmberg.
Vanda Rapti, Viaplay Group EVP Viaplay Select and Content Distribution, highlighted the groundbreaking visual effects, breathtaking locations, and relatable characters in the adaptation of “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter.” She also noted that this deal exemplifies how Viaplay Content Distribution offers a diverse range of must-see, critically acclaimed titles, catering to global audiences, from fantasy family action to psychological thrillers, heart-wrenching dramas, and dark comedies.
Christoph Pellander, editor-in-chief at ARD Degeto, praised Viaplay’s scripted originals and expressed excitement about partnering with them on such diverse and entertaining projects. Pellander also emphasized their pride in presenting the spectacular series “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter” to German audiences, which is sure to delight both fans of Astrid Lindgren and new viewers.