Netflix has announced the cast for the new Netflix original series, ‘Dirty Lines.’ The leading cast members in the Dutch language series are Joy Delima, Minne Koole, Chris Peters, Charlie Chan Dagelet, Abbey Hoes, and Benja Bruijning.
The cast also includes Julia Akkermans, Yari van der Linden, Joes Brauers, André Dongelmans, Ayla Çekin Satijn, Laura Bakker, Pip Lieke Lucas, Casper Nusselder, Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld en Eric van Sauers.
The series is currently in production in Amsterdam. ‘Dirty Lines’ is made in collaboration with Fiction Valley and inspired by Fred Saueressig's book 06-Cowboys about the rise of the telephone sex lines in the late 1980s.
Joy Delima will be playing Marly in the series. Joy portrayed different (lead) roles in various plays such as Medea, Flight 49, and Romeo&Julia there. On television, Joy could be seen in the successful series Flikken Rotterdam. Joy is also a writer and a columnist for Volkskrant Magazine.
Minne Koole will play Frank. Koole made his film debut in the feature film Open Seas, in this book adaptation he played the leading role, which earned him a Golden Calf nomination for 'Best Actor.' He was also seen in the first Dutch Netflix Original Ares, he played the young Holleeder in the TV series Judas and he played a leading role in the drama series Thuisfront.
Chris Peters is playing Ramon. Peters can be seen in the movies Smartlap, Niemand in de Stad and Tonio, and played a role in the series Penoza, Moordvrouw and Verborgen Verhalen.
Abbey Hoes is playing Anoek. Abbey had leading roles in Maite Was Hier (nominated for a Gouden Kalf) and Koning van Katoren. In 2012, she started acting at the Theater School in Amsterdam and won a Gouden Kalf for best actress. She also played a role in movies like Zwaar Verliefd!, Verliefd Op Cuba, Gek van Oranje, Nena, Razend and Tirza.
Charlie Chan Dagelet will potray Natasja. Dagelet played leading roles in feature films such as Happy end, Vox Populi, Loft, Homies, In limbo, Boy meets gun, Penoza, and the short film Houvast, in which she shows her musical side on the cello. She can also be seen in the television series Mocro Mafia, Hoogvliegers, Commando's, and the NTR series Zusjes.
Benja Bruijning is playing Leon. From an early age on Benja (1983) has played roles in various films and TV series, debuting in Dichter op de Zeedijk. Benja could also be seen in films like Hartenstraat en De Bende van Oss, or in tv series such as Heirs of the Night, Van God Los, Vechtershart and Follow de SOA.
The 6 episode story of Dirty Lines starts in 1987s Amsterdam, at a time when Dutch society was changing rapidly. Psychology student Marly Salomon takes on a side job working for a brand new firm: Teledutch - a company started by two brothers, Frank and Ramon Stigter, who established Europe’s first erotic telephone lines. Frank and Ramon become rich overnight and Marly find herself immersed in this wild and rapid transformation.
The final years of the Cold War sparked a sense of hope and inspired a new generation to celebrate life to its fullest. Amsterdam became the center of that cultural revolution with a radically new form of music: house and a new love drug: XTC. The erotic phone lines offer the opportunity to experience anonymous sex in a new way, changing the morality of its consumers, but also very much the people creating it.
Dirty Lines is produced by Fiction Valley and created by Pieter Bart Korthuis, directed together with Tomas Kaan and Anna van der Heide.
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