29 JUN 2020

NENT GROUP PRESENTS ITS NEW E-SPORTS COMEDY “TRY HARD”

Created by Danish director and artist Anders Morgenthaler with Allan Hyde, the eight-episode comedy tells the story of the efforts of five young gamers to break into the international e-sports scene.

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The Danish e-sports-focused series “Try Hard” is the next original production from the Nordic region’s streaming company Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group). Created by Danish director and artist Anders Morgenthaler with Allan Hyde, the eight-episode comedy tells the story of the increasingly questionable efforts of five young gamers to break into the international e-sports scene. “Try Hard” will premiere exclusively across the Nordic region on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service in autumn 2020.

In the story, Sebastian is 24 years old, lives at home and spends all his time playing “Counter-Strike”. When his parents finally throw him out, Sebastian needs to start earning a living for the first time – and what could be better than starting a professional gaming team with his friends? Unfortunately, they are about to discover that becoming global superstars in the hyper-competitive world of e-sports is anything but a game.

“Try Hard” co-stars Patrick Hansen, Niclas Kølpin, Mohammed Djeziri and Alexander Magnússon. Produced by New Creations, the series is directed by Anders Morgenthaler and is currently filming in Denmark’s Zealand region.

“E-sports is a dream career for millions of young people in the Nordic region today – and a mystery for almost everyone else. The time is right for a smart and funny scripted series that looks beyond the packed stadiums and multi-million-dollar tournaments to tell a universal story of personal ambition and the search for success. Anders Morgenthaler and Allan Hyde are renowned talents in Denmark, and ‘Try Hard’ follows our successful Danish comedies ‘Big Lars’ and ‘Couple Trouble’ as Viaplay’s latest local streaming experience with broad appeal,”  said Filippa Wallestam, Chief Content Officer at NENT Group.

E-sports is a dream career for millions of young people in the Nordic region today – and a mystery for almost everyone else” Filippa Wallestam Chief Content Officer at NENT Group