Sweden’s ‘The Restaurant’ sold to various European territories

The Swedish period drama The Restaurant (Vår tid är nu) has been sold to key territories around Europe, the Nordisk Film og TV Fond reports.

The series is about the Löwander family and their restaurant in Stockholm, focusing on the changing lives of the upper and lower classes in postwar Sweden. Each season will take place during different periods in time, with season 1 covering 1945-1960 and season two covering 1955-1962. Season three will feature 1968-1971 and has just wrapped shooting.

TheLocal.se described The Restaurant as ‘the next Downton Abbey’.

It has been a huge success in Sweden, with 1.6 million viewers tuning in for the first episode last month.

Watch a trailer for The Restaurant below.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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