'Chosen' on Netflix: 5 things you didn't know about Malaika Berenth Mosendane
Netflix has an impressive collection of international projects and comes out with new titles every now and then. The streaming giant is set to expand its international catalog with the upcoming Danish series ‘Chosen’. It will undoubtedly be your latest obsession.
The sci-fi show revolves around a young girl named Emma (Malaika Berenth Mosedane) who has always felt different from everyone else in Middelbo, a small Danish town. The town became famous when after a meteor entered the earth and crashed in Middelbo 17 years earlier. However, Emma finds out that the meteor story is a lie and unravels a dangerous truth that would change the town forever.
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The upcoming series joins the ranks of remarkable international projects like ‘Money Heist’, ‘Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes’, and ‘Who Killed Sara?’ that received universal acclaim.
Apart from having an interesting premise, the show also features a young and dynamic cast that will surely take your heart away. So, let’s take a look at the cast.
Malaika Berenth Mosendane as Emma
The Danish actor might be new to the industry, but she has left a mark on everyone’s minds by working on a couple of stellar projects. The young star made her acting debut with the Danish series ‘The Sommerdahl Murders’. She appeared on two episodes of the show and portrayed the character of O.
This is the first time that Mosendane will be seen in the leading role. She is quite active on social media as well and currently has 1,167 followers on Instagram.
Andrea Heick Gadeberg as Marie
Born on November 24, 1998, Andrea Heick Gadeberg started her acting career at the tender age of 11 and made her debut in the 2009 TV series ‘Pagten’. She played the character of Karla on the show and was featured in 24 episodes. After that, she was playing supporting roles in projects such as ‘Held for Ransom’ and ‘Deroute’.
However, her moment of glory came in 2020 when she was cast as Mathilde in the Danish movie ‘Riders of Justice’ opposite Mads Mikkelsen. The movie turned out to be a global success and Andrea won the Best Actress accolade at the Danish Film Awards. Last year, she was seen playing the role of Marie Skov in ‘Sygeplejeskolen’.
She has more than 6,500 followers on Instagram.
Andreas Dittmer as Frederik
‘Chosen’ will be Dittmer’s first major acting role in a TV show. Before this, he has been a part of a couple of short movies ‘Natasja Jensen’ and ‘Lidt Endnu’. In 2019, she also made an appearance in a TV miniseries documentary ‘Frederick IX’.
Dittmer will be next seen in the upcoming Danish movie ‘Rotten Flowers’. Currently, he has 1,853 followers on the image-sharing platform.
Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt as Mads
Born on July 12, 2001, Lindhardt has been a part of the industry since 2011. He made his debut with a couple of short movies and went on to do his first feature film, ‘The Day Will Come’, in 2016. Later that year, he had his first major acting role in the TV series ‘The Other World’. Since then, he had supporting roles in various projects such as ‘Land of Glass’, ‘Habet’, ‘Bedrag’ and ‘Collision’.
The actor has worked with Mads Mikkelsen in two movies – ‘Another Round’ and ‘Riders of Justice’ – that took his popularity to a whole new level. ‘Another Round’ won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.
Mohamed Djeziri as Elvis
Djeziri made his acting debut in 2020 with a cameo role in the series ‘Sex’. Last year, he was cast as Kasim on the TV show ‘Try Hard’ and garnered a lot of praise. ‘Chosen’ will be his second project in which he will be part of the main cast and we can expect a lot of good things from the young star.
He has 3,369 followers on Instagram.
Line Kruse as Lykke
Kruse is one of the most influential names in the Danish entertainment industry and has given several extraordinary performances. She made her acting debut in 1988 with the movie ‘Emma’s Shadow’. The movie turned out to be a success and Kruse won the Best Actress award at the Paris Film Festival. She is also known for her roles in projects such as ‘En Familie’ and ‘Bedrag’. For ‘En Familie’, she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the Danish Film Awards while she was nominated in the same category for ‘Bedrag’ as well.
Excited about 'Chosen'? Catch the upcoming sci-fi series premiering exclusively on Netflix on Thursday, January 27.