Next of Kin

Original Title Jälkeläiset

Created & Written by Valeria Richter & Minna Panjanen

Directed by Akseli Tuomivaara

Genre drama

Format 8 x 44min

Production Country Finland

Starring Nika Savolainen, Elmer Bäck, Matleena Kuusniemi, Antti Virmavirta, Sarah Boberg, Sonny Lindberg, May Lifschitz, Dennenesch Zoude, Maria Rich

Director of Photography Max Smeds

Production design Heather Loeffler

Producers Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Pilvi Waltzer

Production company Bufo

International Sales A+E Networks







Liv Laine has suffered from chronic pain all her life without any medical explanation. When one DNA sample is stolen from a closely guarded Nordic biobank, she starts to get answers. The stolen sample is Liv’s. Together with cyber expert Markus Volf they discover that Liv’s origin is either the biggest threat or the greatest hope for humanity.

Release on Elisa Viihde Viaplay in Finland on January 30th 2022.