Disney+ Picks Up “Mobile 101: A Nokia Story” For Many European Countries
Disney+ and Walter Presents have picked up a brand new series called “Mobile 101: A Nokia Story,” which is a reality-based drama about telecommunication company Nokia’s first steps towards global success. Who were the young and resourceful lawyers, the brilliant engineers and the and the forward-thinking director whose courage saved the whole company?
The six-episode series was produced by Finland’s Rabbit Films and aired was originally commissioned by Finnish broadcaster MTV3 Finland and streamer CMore for Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The show premiered originally in 2022 to both critical and commercial acclaim.
Disney+ has picked up the series for Italy, Netherlands and Belgium. With Walter Presents picked up the series for the United Kingdom and Ireland, with RUV Iceland picking up the show for Iceland.
“Mobile 101: A Nokia Story,” has been written and directed by Maarit Lalli. It stars Sampo Sarkola (“Bordertown,” “Shadow Lines”), Kristo Salminen (“Bordertown”), Rafael Edholm (“Peacemaker”), Aku Sipola (“Secret Lives”), Satu-Tuuli Karhu (“Eden”) and Emil Kihlström. In addition to, Adam Bond (“Maleficent”), Jonathan Harboe (“Darkland”) and Carmen Gloria Pérez (“Young Royals”).
Jonathan Tuovinen, head of international at Rabbit Films, said in a statement:
“We are extremely happy announce this first round of international sales of ‘Mobile 101,’ and to bring this quintessentially Finnish story to audiences outside of the Nordics. We all grew up with a Nokia mobile phone, so this unique series has really resonated with buyers, and we hope that audiences around the world will be both entertained and informed by this amazing nostalgia-evoking series,” Tuovinen continued.
Source – Variety