SkyShowtime hosts exclusive premiere event for Original series Codename: Annika at Stockholm’s Nationalmuseum
Cast members including Sannah Nedergård, Ardalan Esmaili and Helena Bergström, and local celebrities Evin Ahmad, Alva Bratt, Joel Lützow, Hannes Fohlin, Josefin Asplund, Amie Bramme Sey, Bahar Pars and Celie Sparre celebrated the launch of SkyShowtime’s new Swedish-Finnish Original, Codename: Annika in a truly spectacular setting
Last night, SkyShowtime hosted an exclusive premiere event at Stockholm’s National Museum (Nationalmuseum) attended by cast and crew from the Original series, alongside local celebrities and media ahead of its launch. SkyShowtime Original Codename: Annika will be available to stream exclusively on the service from 30 September.
The star-studded event unveiled SkyShowtime’s new six-part thriller Original Codename: Annika at the historical museum building which serves as a filming location within the series. The premiere was SkyShowtime’s first event in the Nordics.
Hosted by acclaimed Swedish journalist and television presenter Parisa Amiri, the exclusive event was opened by SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan.
Stars from the series appeared on the red carpet, including: Sannah Nedergård (Yellow Sulphur Sky), Ardalan Esmaili (Snabba Cash), Eva Melander (Border), Helena Bergström (House of Angels), Pekka Strang (Tom of Finland), Clarisse Lhoni-Botte (Rolling to You) and Director AJ Annila (Peacemaker).
Well-known faces from the world of culture and entertainment also attended the red carpet and premiere event including: Clara Hallencreutz, Hanna Ardhén, Adam Kais, Janice Kavander, Paul Edwards and William Jonsson.
Cast took to the stage treating the audience to an exclusive Q&A where they talked about the inspiration for the series as well as some behind-the-scenes stories.
Swedish DJ Mahsa kicked off the afterparty, while the Finnish visual artist Linda Linko was live painting during the event, creating her artistic interpretation of the Codename: Annika story.
Codename: Annika has received development support from Finnish Film Foundation and Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union and is financed by Business Finland - Audiovisual Production Incentive. Co-creators for Helsinki-Filmi are Mia Ylönen and Aleksi Bardy.
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In this crime drama series, Finnish detective Emma Haka is still completing her undercover training when she gets sent on a mission into Stockholm's corrupt world of fine art trade. She takes on the wild and fiery alias of Annika Stormare. As the investigation takes Emma deeper into the underworld, lines start to blur between her and Annika – who was once alive and left a tangled web of mysteries in her wake.
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Founded in 2002, Helsinki-filmi Oy is one of the pre-eminent production companies in the Nordics. The company has produced over 30 feature films and several drama series, and its most successful films include Tove, Ladies of Steel, Tom of Finland, Heart of a Lion and Lapland Odyssey. Helsinki-filmi became an independent subsidiary of Aurora Studios in 2021.