Viaplay rolls out Thunder in My Heart season 2
June 17, 2022
Viaplay’s highly acclaimed Original ‘Thunder in My Heart’ will return for a second season in 2023. Creator and star Amy Deasismont, winner of a Best Actress prize at Sweden’s Kristallen awards for the series’ initial run, headlines the new season alongside a stellar ensemble of upcoming and established talents. Produced by B-Reel Films, ‘Thunder in My Heart’ season two is the latest addition to Viaplay’s fast-expanding line-up of young adult shows, which includes some of the company’s most critically and commercially successful productions.
The eight-part season begins a year after the first. The three friends Sigrid (Amy Deasismont: ‘My Skinny Sister’), Sam (Alexander Abdallah: ‘Snabba Cash’) and Antonia (Julia Lyskova) continue to find their way uneasily into adulthood – and Sigrid’s relationship with her father, whose attempts to control her little brother are increasingly destructive, proves to be her biggest challenge yet.
Deasismont commented: “It feels wonderful to spend more time with these characters and to dig even deeper into their destinies in a new season. Continuing the ‘Thunder in My Heart’ journey means so much to me, and I’m happy and proud to do it together with Viaplay and B-Reel Films.”
Filippa Wallestam, Viaplay Group Chief Content Officer, added: “Our young adult Originals are proven to enthral audiences of all ages, while bringing a new generation of viewers to our service. ‘Thunder in My Heart’ is a shining example of how Viaplay backs talented young creators. One year, one Kristallen award and countless rave reviews later, we’re delighted to partner with Amy again on this compelling and very personal show.”
Gustaf Hammarsten (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’) and Helen Sjöholm (‘As It Is in Heaven’) also appear in ‘Thunder in My Heart’ season two, which is directed by Lovisa Sirén (‘Maya Nilo (Laura)’), Maria Eriksson Hecht (‘Thin Blue Line’) and Amy Deasismont. The series is produced by Anna-Klara Carlsten at B-Reel Films and the executive producer at Viaplay is Sara Askelöf. Filming will begin shortly in Stockholm, with Rainmaker Content as international sales agent.
Additional young adult projects recently announced by Viaplay include ‘Live Life’, new seasons of ‘Threesome’ and ‘Delete Me’, and ‘Boys’.