Ace Of Base To Be Profiled In Viaplay Documentary – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Viaplay is to doc the troubled story of pop group Ace of Base, considered one of Sweden’s most profitable pop bands of all time.

All That She Wants: The Unbelievable Story of Ace of Base will air as a three-part documentary sequence on the Nordic streamer subsequent yr, that includes beforehand unseen private footage shot throughout the group’s most tumultuous years.

Ace of Base is Sweden’s third hottest musical export of all time behind ABBA and Roxette however behind closed doorways issues had been robust, with group member Ulf Ekberg dealing with demise threats from right-wing extremists, performing in a bulletproof vest and hiring bodyguards throughout world excursions, whereas Jenny Berggren suffered a traumatic assault by a German fan in her residence. The band achieved world fame with enormous hits like ‘All That She Wants’ and ‘The Sign,’ whereas 1993 album ‘Happy Nation’ remains to be essentially the most profitable Swedish debut in historical past, kickstarting the worldwide Swedish pop phenomenon.

“Documentaries about artists and groups can be quite polished and selective,” mentioned Ekberg. “This series, however, is honest and deals both with successes and challenges. By showing previously unpublished material from the 90s, viewers will have a chance to experience our story in a new way.”

The sequence is without doubt one of the first to be introduced since Viaplay dramatically shifted originals technique following the sudden resignation of its CEO. The outfit was beforehand greenlighting one scripted TV sequence or film per week however has pivoted to “local and relevant” unscripted and bought content material within the wake of the financial downturn.

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