After Quicksand, the Swedish actress has landed the title role in the dramedy series Swiping (Dejta), currently filming for production house BRF and SVT. Eccho Rights handles world distribution.
Maria Sundborn has appeared in the series The Bridge, Miss Friman’s War, The Truth Will Out, Quicksand and she was crowned Best Actress at the 2017 Guldbagge awards for the film The Girl, The Mother and Her Demon.
In the 8x45’ series Swiping, Sundbom plays Ella, a divorcee, mother of three children, who runs a catering company and juggles work and family. She envies the seemingly happy life of others and starts dating online. This leads to unexpected meetings, great disappointments but also passionate affairs.
Other cast members include theatre actress Bahareh Razekh Ahmadi, Klara Zimmergren (My Life as a Comedian), Emelie Jonsson (Aniara), Christopher Wollter (Quicksand, Greyzone), Peshang Rad (Befofe We Die) and Stefan Gödicke (Alex, The Sandhamn Murders).
Swiping is directed by Jens Sjögren (Torpederna) and Rojda Sekersöz (Beyond Dreams) from a script by Sara Kadefors (Tsunami, Sandor Slash Ida). The series is a remake of the Finnish hit series Click Me, which won several local Emmys (Golden Venlas) including Best TV Drama. The original show commissioned for two seasons by MTV, was created by Johanna Vuoksenmaa for Dionysos Films.
The Swedish remake is produced by Frida Bargo and Fredrik Heinig for B Reel Films (BRF), with co-financing from DR, Yle, NRK, RÚV (part of the Nordic 12 alliance), with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Eccho Rights’ managing partner Nicola Söderlund who boarded the project at an early stage told nordicfilmandtvnews.com: “Swiping is a female skewing contemporary and emotionally strong series, which is also relevant to men-basically anyone longing for love and a lasting relationship. I fell in love with the way the story is told, with each episode focusing on a specific date." Söderlund said the series attracted a lot of interest from world buyers at the last Scandinavian Screening in Helsinki.