Netflix has announced a new Norwegian Netflix film “Royalteen,” based on "The Heir," the first book in the acclaimed YA series Royalteen by Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen.
The film will be directed by Emilie Beck (When you left, Do you want me back?) and Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand, Home for Christmas, Nobel) from a screenplay written by Ester Grenersen. Janne Hjeltnes from The Global Ensemble Drama is the producer.
Royalteen is a love story about learning to live with your flaws, facing your fears, and breaking the internet. When Prince Karl Johan (Mathias Storhi), Kalle amongst friends, and newcomer Lena (Ines Hyster Asserson) begin to develop warm feelings for each other, Lena is both charmed and skeptical, for a variety of reasons. Kalle, the party prince, appears frequently in tabloids and gossip blogs, one of which was maintained anonymously by Lena until she was exposed. Lena is painfully aware that dating the future king may put them both in an impossible situation, and she hasn't told Kalle or anyone else about her even bigger secret, which is also the reason she left her hometown.
The upcoming Norwegian language Netflix film stars Ines Høysæter Asserson (Lena), Amalie Sporsheim (Ingrid), Mathias Storhøi (Prince Kalle), Filip Bargee Ramberg (Arnie), Ina Dajanna Ervik (Tess), Hannah Larsen Walberg (Fanny), Elli Müller Osborne (Margrethe), Vår Sørensen Grønlie (Astrid), Niels Skåber (Gunnar) and Carmen Andrea Høilund (Guro).
“We need to create more content for young adults showing love in both authentic, shy, helpless, vulnerable, and sensitive ways,” said director Per-Olav Sørensen. “With Royalteen, we hope to fill some of that void. This story covers many relevant topics for young people today and together with my directing partner Emilie Beck we hope to tell a contemporary love story filled with humor, vulnerability, and passion. This modern Cinderella story is both fascinating and entertaining.”
“I am thrilled to introduce our first YA film from Per-Olav. He has a unique ability to fill his stories with heart and soul and I can’t wait for him and Emilie to work their magic and bring this modern fairy tale to life,” said Claire Willats, Director, International Original Film Nordics.
Royalteen will arrive globally on Netflix in 2022.
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