Banijay's Jarowskij prodco reveals a new eight-part series for Viaplay

The Banijay Nordic company announced “A Class Apart,” a show that explores the world of privilege and power, starring Aliette Opheim and Valter Skarsgård.

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“A Class Apart”

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Swedish label Jarowskij, a Banijay Nordic company, announced a new eight-part series for Viaplay, starring Aliette Opheim and Valter Skarsgård. Based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, “A Class Apart” explores the world of privilege and power.

Written by Michaela Hamilton and Erik Eger, in co-operation with Gustaf Skördeman, Anna Platt and Fredrik Agetoft, the show is directed by Andrea Östlund, Erik Eger and David Berron, and it is a co-production between Jarowskij, Brommamamma, Viaplay, Film I Väst, and Banijay Rights.

In the story, at Sweden’s top ranked boarding high school there is a secret society for the most affluent students, the Zebra Club. On the night of the new semester, the selected few indulge in the hazing of two new members. The following morning, one of them is found dead. When one of the troubled students at a disadvantaged public school nearby is falsely accused of the murder, the school’s passionate counsellor reacts on social media, critising the boarding school and stirring up emotions with the community, an action that sets unexpected events in motion.

“This original new series opens the door to the enigmatic world of the super-rich, where things are not always what they seem. Michaela Hamilton and Andrea Östlund have created a compelling world for viewers to indulge in, and witness the dramatic consequences which can occur when boundaries are pushed to the limit,”  commented Iréne Lindblad, Chief Executive Officer at Jarowskij.