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Royalteen: Netflix announces new Norwegian romance drama film

The Netflix series will be based on award winning book series by Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jul 10, 2021
 
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Netflix has just announced a new Norwegian romance drama film titled Royalteen. The movie will be based on the novel The Heir, which is the first title in the highly acclaimed book series, Royalteen. The novel is written by Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen. The romance drama is about living with your mistakes, conquering your fears and breaking the internet.

The upcoming Netflix film stars Ines Høysæter Asserson (from Heirs of the Nights) as Lena, Vår Sørensen Grønlie (Home for Christmas) as Astrid, Filip Bargee Ramberg (from The Games) as Arnie, Ina Dajanna Ervik as Tess, Hannah Larsen Walberg as Fanny, Amalie Sporsheim (from Rådebank) as Ingrid,, Niels Skåber (Snøfall) as Gunnar and Carmen Andrea Høilund as Guro. Mathias Storhøi will portray Prince Kalle and Elli Müller Osborne (from Hope) will portray Margrethe.

The film will be written by Ester Grenersen and directed by Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand, Home for Christmas, Nobel) along with Emilie Beck (22 July, Wisting). Janne Hjeltnes (Hotel Cæsar) from The Global Ensemble Drama will produce the film.

The plot of Royalteen revolves around the story of prince Karl Johan and newcomer Lena, who develop feelings for each other. Lena is both charmed and skeptical about daring the future king as she thinks it will put both of them in a difficult situation. Apart from that, there is also a bigger secret that Lena hides from Karl.

Director Per-Olav Sørensen said in a statement that there is a need for more content for young adults that showcases love in both authentic, shy, helpless, sensitive and vulnerable ways. He said that with Royalteen, they hope to fill that gap. He adds that this modern day Cinderella story is both fascinating and entertaining.

Royalteen will premiere globally in 2022 exclusively on Netflix.

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