24 MAY 2021

NENT GROUP REVEALS CAST MEMBERS FOR LARS VON TRIER’S “THE KINGDOM EXODUS”

The series’ new casting list, written and directed by Lars von Trier, features new and returning Danish talents. It is set to premiere on Viaplay in 2022.

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Lars von Trier’s landmark Danish drama series "The Kingdom" will return for a third and final season in 2022 as a Viaplay Original produced for Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, and for DR by Zentropa Entertainments. “The remarkable evolution of Nordic drama over the past 25 years began with Lars von Trier’s ‘The Kingdom’,” Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Chief Content Officer said. 

"The Kingdom Exodus” is written by Lars von Trier and Niels Vørsel and produced by Louise Vesth. The series is produced for NENT Group and DR by Zentropa Entertainments in partnership with Film I Väst and Nordisk Film og TV Fond, with support from CREATIVE EUROPE. In connection with the new production, seasons one and two of ‘The Kingdom’ have been fully restored and will be available on Viaplay. Filming will soon begin in Copenhagen.

The show features Danish talents Ghita Nørby, Peter Mygind, and Søren Pilmark reprise their roles from earlier seasons, joined by Bodil Jørgensen and Nicolas Bro. International cast members will be announced at a later time. “Ironically, a show where nothing seems real set new standards for what’s possible," Wallestam said. "‘The Kingdom Exodus’ is set to raise the bar even further and will have a star cast to match.”

Described by The Guardian as “a glorious bone-rattler of shocks and satire” and listed in Steven Jay Schneider’s famous ‘1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die’, the original 1990s run of Lars von Trier’s ‘The Kingdom’ became a Danish cultural watershed and a global TV phenomenon. The new season continues the strange story of the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet, where an unforgettable cast of characters face mysterious events and the lines between good and evil are more blurred than ever. 

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