Variety: Lars Von Trier Reunites Cast of ‘The Kingdom’ For Its Comeback

By Elsa Keslassy



Lars von Trier has reunited several members of the original cast in his 1990s cult classic hospital series “The Kingdom” for the third and final season which will be shooting until the end of the summer.

The cast of the anticipated return of “The Kingdom” includes Bodil Jørgensen, Ghita Nørby (“Silent Heart”), Nicolas Bro, Peter Mygind (“Last Christmas”) and Søren Pilmark (“Downsizing”). More well-known actors will be announced in the coming months.

The series, which is produced by Zentropa, NENT and DR, is about the good and the evil at Copenhagen’s leading hospital, also known as The Kingdom.

Among the new additions to the cast are Nicolas Bro (“Riders of Justice”) and Bodil Jørgensen (“In a Better World”), who will take on one of the leading roles as the sleepwalker Karen.

The series will follow Karen as she seeks answers to the unresolved questions of the series in order to save the hospital from doom. Sound asleep one night, Karen wanders into the darkness and inexplicably ends up in front of the hospital. The ghost stories about the hospital built on top of the old bleaching ponds in Copenhagen, where evil has taken roots and the medical science faces a daily struggle with itself, where the Swedes curse the Danes and the mysterious and inexplicable blend together in a mixture of horror and humor.

Lars von Trier has written the script in collaboration with Niels Vørsel, with whom he also wrote the previous seasons. Louise Vesth is producing for Zentropa Entertainments.

“The Kingdom Exodus” will consist of five episodes with an approximate duration of 60 minutes each and is expected to premiere in 2022.

The series is produced by Zentropa Entertainments in co-production with Film I Vast, Zentropa Sweden and Ginger Pictures. TrustNordisk is handling international sales.


Film info

Film title

The Kingdom Exodus


Lars von Trier




Approx. 5 x 60 min


EUR 12 M