Dan Stevens will star as Alexander Lemtov, a Russian contestant in the Eurovision song contest.
‘Uniting Europe’ with terrible songs, its Eurovision.
Dan Stevens joins the drama alongside Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, who are playing aspiring Icelandic musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdottir, along with Pierce Brosnan who stars as Erick Erickssong, Lars’ father and the most handsome man in Iceland.
When aspiring musicians Lars and Sigrit are given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their country at the world’s biggest song competition, they finally have a chance to prove that any dream worth having is a dream worth fighting for.
The 64th edition of the competition had its finale in Tel Aviv, Israel in May this year, the winner was The Netherlands with the song “Arcade”, performed by Duncan Laurence. Not the best song of the night, but that is as we’ve seen for nearly 65-years often how Eurovision goes.
The first contest was held in Switzerland in 1956 with seven West European nations participating. This year 41 countries competed for the prize, some nowhere near Europe, Australia for example. The show is now a global phenomenon with fans all over the world, and Netflix will be bringing the fun the frolics the bad singing and over serious performers to life in the drama.
Former contestants ABBA, winner in 1974 for Sweden, Bucks Fizz of the UK, winners in 1981, and Céline Dion winner in 1988 for Switzerland, launched successful music careers after their wins at The Eurovision Song Contest.
The Euro song show has over the years given us hits such as La La La, Let It Swing, Congratulations, Puppet on a String, Boom Bang-a-Bang and Making Your Mind Up.
The Netflix drama is currently in production in the UK and Iceland.