NENT Group commissions its first Estonian Viaplay original, Who Shot Otto Mueller?
- Jaan Rekkor, Tambet Tuisk and Märt Avandi lead the cast, whilst René Vilbre is attached to direct
The story, penned by Birk Rohelend (creator of the historical Estonian TV series The Pillowclub), centres on a famous businessman and former Soviet wrestling star who is found murdered in his manor on his 65th birthday. Detectives interrogate eight family members in turn, and dark truths about a successful and powerful man who once killed a wolf with his bare hands gradually come to light. Everyone has a story about Otto Mueller – and everyone has a motive.
René Vilbre is attached to direct the project. His most recent credits include the Class Reunion trilogy as well as his upcoming feature Estonian Funeral, set for release later this summer. The confirmed cast members include local actors Jaan Rekkor, Tambet Tuisk and Märt Avandi.
NENT Group Chief Content Officer’s Filippa Wallestam commented on the project: “This groundbreaking show says everything about Viaplay’s storytelling ambitions for Estonia. By bringing together the best local talents to tell the most relevant local stories, we want to help take Estonian streamed content to the next level. Who Shot Otto Mueller? gives a smart, complex and very Estonian twist to a classic crime format proven to thrill audiences everywhere.”
The crime drama is being produced by Tallinn-based outfit Cuba Films. Filming will begin in September in and around Tallinn.
Who Shot Otto Mueller? is set to premiere exclusively on Viaplay in Estonia and across the Baltic region. The streaming service launched in the three Baltic republics on 9 March with a single package spanning local and international series, films and kids content, along with premium live sports shows.
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