EXCLUSIVE: A number of Estonia’s top creative talents are teaming up with streamer Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) to create Estonian’s first-ever Viaplay Original.
Directed by director René Vilbre and written by Birk Rohelend, the crime drama Who shot Otto Mueller? will play Jaan Rekkor, Tambet Tuisk and Märt Avandi, and will premiere exclusively on the NENT band’s Viaplay streaming service in Estonia and the Baltic region.
Vilbre’s recent credits include the hit Class meeting trilogy, which are among the highest grossing films in the history of Estonian cinema. His next film, Estonian funeral, will be released at the end of the summer. Novelist Rohelend is the creator of one of Estonia’s greatest television series, The Pillowclub, currently in its 14th season, featuring blockbuster local dramas The trap, Bad girls and To restart.
The series will follow a famous businessman and former Soviet wrestling star who is found murdered in his mansion on his 65th birthday. Detectives take turns interviewing eight family members, and dark truths about a powerful and efficient man who killed a wolf with his bare hands are gradually revealed. Everyone has a story about Otto Mueller – and everyone has a motive.
The series is produced by Cuba Films, based in Tallinn. Filming will begin in September near Tallinn.
Filippa Wallestam, NENT Group Content Manager, said: “This groundbreaking show says it all about Viaplay’s narrative ambitions for Estonia. By bringing together the best local talent to tell the most relevant local stories, we want to help take Estonian broadcast content to the next level. Who shot Otto Mueller? gives an intelligent, complex and very Estonian touch to a classic crime format that has proven itself around the world. “