Entertainment22 March 2022
- STARRING JOSEPHINE PARK, OLIVIA JOOF LEWERISSA, THOMAS LEVIN, SIMON SEARS AND CHARLOTTE MUNCH
Today Netflix announces Baby Fever, a new Danish Netflix series starring Josephine Park in the leading role. The six part romantic comedy-drama centers around the life of fertility doctor Nana (Josephine Park) and the clients she meets and treats.
When Nana, in a drunken state, inseminates herself with a really special portion of sperm – namely her ex-boyfriend’s – she starts a chain reaction of catastrophes, both big and small. This rash move leads to a pregnancy and Nana now has to figure out how to explain her condition – which one can’t hide forever – and win back her ex-boyfriend and long-lost love. The problem is just that he doesn’t seem particularly interested in getting back with Nana.
The secret pregnancy allows Nana to see her clients in a different light, but as her lies grow bigger, it gets harder and harder for her to navigate in them and for the first time in her life, Nana has to tell the truth – and maybe reveal a secret that could ultimately cost her everything.
Jenny Stjernstromer Bjork, Director Nordic Original Series: ”We instantly fell in love with this project. It touches on important universal themes about making difficult choices, parenthood and love. We are also happy to team up with the talented Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer and continue the great collaboration with Apple Tree Productions. We are looking forward to bringing this show to Netflix with this amazing team.”
Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer, creators: "Baby Fever is the personal, comic, hard, surprising story about fertility treatment that we ourselves have lacked. Being in fertility treatment is insanely tough. We know that because we've been through it ourselves. But it can also be an experience of hope and joy and laughter, it can throw one around in so many different emotions in such a short time. That's why we want to make a series where the drama and the comedy always exist together, because that's our experience of a fertility process. "
ABOUT BABY FEVER
Baby Fever – the six part romantic comedy-drama has commenced and is created by Amalie Næsby Fick and Nikolaj Feifer and produced by Dorthe Riis Lauridsen and executive producer Piv Bernth from Apple Tree Productions. The series is composed of six episodes and is set to launch on Netflix worldwide. Launch date is still to be announced. The series will premiere globally on Netflix later in 2022.
The cast includes Josephine Park (Doggystyle), Olivia Joof Lewerissa (DNA), Simon Sears (Shadow and Bone), Charlotte Munch (Anna Pihl), Mikael Birkkjær (Borgen), Tammi Øst (A Perfectly Normal Family), Emil Prenter, Thomas Levin (Borgen), Jesper Ole Feit Andersen (The Chestnut Man), Amelia Høy (Countdown Copenhagen), Morten Jørgensen, Anne Sofie Wanstrup and the Swedish actress Lisa Carlehed (The Emigrants).
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About Apple Tree Productions
Apple Tree Productions is a Danish production company, which develops and produces high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences.
The company was founded by Lars Hermann and Piv Bernth, who is behind international successes like The Killing, The Legacy, Follow the Money, The Bridge, Liberty and Ride upon the Storm. Backed by ITV Studios, Apple Tree Productions pursues ideas big and small nationally as well as internationally.
About ITV Studios
ITV Studios is home to some of the best creative minds, crafting over 8,900 hours of original programming each year, produced by our 55+ production labels. Our global footprint spans 12 countries and our global distribution business sells our catalogue of 45,000+ hours to more than 3000 broadcasters and platforms.
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Christina Haugaard Siim