In the 6x52’ series Mrsic (Edge of Tomorrow, Easy Money) plays Alex, a cop who has left behind him a life of crime, but his dark connections keep pulling him back. The story is based on an original idea by Mrsic and Mikael Cross.

In season 2 written by Frans Wiklund, Mrisc reprises his role, next to Rakel Wärnländer as police officer Frida, Maximilian Mrsic, as Alex’s son Simon, and Anja Lundqvist as his wife Kim. Dragomir Mrsic said: “The only thing I can say is that you will come much closer to the brutality you read about and debate on television.”

Alex season 2 directed by Alain Darborg, is produced by SF Studios’ Nicklas Wikström Nicastro (A Man Called Ove) and Niklas Larsson, in co-production with Film i Väst and UK based Nevision for Viaplay. The series will be distributed internationally by About Premium Content and Lumière in the Benelux. Filming starts mid-September and the premiere is set for 2019.

Alex is the fourth original production commissioned for a second season by the streaming service Viaplay, after Swedish Dicks, the Kristallen award-winning children’s series The Great Escape (Det stora experimentet), and the thriller series Black lake (Svartsjön).

Alexander Bastin, SVP and Head of Viaplay and Viafree said: ”Viaplay’s strategy for original productions is to produce the best Nordic content, and Alex is the perfect example of the kind of entertainment that our viewers across the Nordic region love.”

The next Viaplay Original show set to premiere in the Nordics on September 14 is the political thriller about arm trafficking Conspiracy of Silence (Ingen utan skuld) starring Vera Vitali and Jens Hultén.