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Danish series Kamikaze to be the first European HBO Max production to stream in all of its territories

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- HBO Max has released the trailer for the highly anticipated series and confirmed that it will be available to stream day-and-date on 14 November in its 46 countries and territories

Danish series Kamikaze to be the first European HBO Max production to stream in all of its territories
Marie Reuther in Kamikaze

Kamikaze is a new drama series from HBO Max based on the novel Muleum by Erlend Loe. It follows the fierce and charming 18-year-old Julie (Marie Reuther) on a journey of rediscovery, after losing her parents and brother in a plane crash. Suddenly, she finds herself alone in a large mansion with expensive cars in the garage and, in theory, everything that most people can only dream of: youth, beauty and lots of money. But material possessions hold no value for Julie any more, and she is forced to search for a reason to go on. She embarks on a wild and turbulent trip that takes her from her native Denmark to the far corners of the world.

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Kamikaze had its world premiere at Series Mania in Lille, where Reuther won the Award for Best Actress in the International Competition.

Speaking about the global release, Christina Sulebakk, general manager, HBO Max EMEA, said: “The best stories are able to transcend languages or geographical borders. Kamikaze is one of those shows that will resonate with viewers wherever they are. As HBO Max goes global, we are excited to give subscribers worldwide day-and-date access to this masterful piece of storytelling and introduce them to the exceptional performance from lead Marie Reuther.” Kamikaze also stars Charlotte Munck, Johan Rheborg, Mads Reuther, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Carla Philip Røder, Vidhi Kastebo, Casper Kjær Jensen and Anders Matthesen.

Consisting of eight 30-minute episodes, Kamikaze is the first HBO Max Original commissioned in Denmark and was produced by Ditte Milsted from Danish production company Profile Pictures. The series was written and adapted by screenwriter Johanne Algren, conceptualised by Annette K Olesen and directed by Kaspar Munk. The executive producers for HBO Max are Camilla Curtis, Hanne Palmquist and Christian Wikander.

Kamikaze was produced with support from the Danish Film Institute (via the Public Service Fund) and developed with the support of the European Union’s Creative Europe - MEDIA programme.

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