The Swedish thriller THE LAWYER becomes Viaplay’s most-watched series ever

The new Swedish thriller series The Lawyer has become the streaming service Viaplay’s most watched original series.

The series has been seen by more viewers than any other series on Viaplay’s platform in Sweden and Denmark. The Lawyer also ranks among the highest of all original series on the Finnish Viplay. It has been among the three most popular series daily on Viaplay.

When comparing to the ratings of international series on Viaplay, The Lawyer ranks on the same level as Prison Break, Grey’s Anatomy and The Blacklist.

The Lawyer stars Alexander Karim as the defence attorney Frank Nordling. As a child, Frank and his sister, Sara (Malin Buska), witnessed their parents’ violent death. When Frank learns that the murderer is one of the gangster leaders of Copenhagen’s underworld – and one of the most important clients at his law firm – he becomes obsessed with revenge.

We reviewed the first two episodes at the Gothenburg Film Festival, which you can read here. 

“We are really pleased that our series has been so well received by the viewers. Our goal was to produce an exciting thriller series and the ratings confirm that once you’ve started watching, it’s hard to stop”, says SF Studios’ producer Nicklas Wikström Nicastro.

Viaplay has released a new behind the scenes clip where the creators behind the series describe the work process:


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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.