OPENING: The extremely popular story of how it is to be Generation-Z – and royal

Young Royals is a Swedish coming-of-age series that tells the story of a member of the royal family through life of a young man searching for his identity. The story centers around the young Swedish Prince Wilhelm, played by Edving Ryding, who, like many other royals before him, becomes a living dichotomy when challenged with the idea of who he wants to be and who he should be.

When he arrives at the prestigious boarding school Hillerska, he finally gets an opportunity to explore his true self and find out what kind of life he would like to live.

His aspirations leads away from a life defined by royal obligations and he starts to dream about a future of freedom and unconditional love.

However, when Wilhelm unexpectedly becomes next in line for the throne, his own dilemma is heightened as he has to make a choice. Love or duty.

Like The Crown, Netflix once again presents a narrative that explores the human being behind the royalty, but in contrast to the much acclaimed Crown series, Young Royals focuses on the now – by putting the young generation of today in the spotlight.

Meet lead actor playing Wilhelm, Edvin Ryding, Creator and Head Writer Lisa Ambjörn and debuting Conceptual Director Rojda Sekersöz at the opening event of AARHUS SERIES when they will discuss Young Royals and how the otherwise often unknown story of royal people is also a way to give voice to the generation of today and their struggles to find a place in this world.


Wednesday, October 27 2021

19:30 – 21:00

Musikhuset Aarhus, Lille Sal

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Rojda Sekersöz, Conceptual Director

Lisa Ambjörn, Head Writer & Creator

Edvin Ryding, Leading Role

Ann Lind Andersen, Host


If you are unable to attend on-site, you can participate online.


July 1, 2021


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Edvin Ryding, born in 2003, is a Swedish actor. He debuted in The TV-series Mannen under trappan in 2009. He started his career in feature films like The Crown Jewels (Kronjuvelerna) 2011, The Stig-Helmer story 2011 and in six films about the reporter Annika Bengtzon in 2012.

He rose to fame internationally with the leading role in The 2021 Netflix show Young Royals where he plays the Character Prince Wilhelm.


Lisa Ambjörn graduated from the Stockholm academy of dramatic arts with a bachelor in screenwriting 2018. She has since worked on several well received series, most recently as the creator and head writer of the original Netflix series Young Royals (2021).

Lisa Ambjörns comedy drama Sjukt (2021), an 8 episode original for SVT, was dubbed ”Without a doubt the funniest thing that will ever be made about cervical cancer” in the media and is based on Ambjörns own experience of surviving cancer at a young age.


Rojda Sekersöz is a writer and director who debuted in 2017 with her feature film ”Beyond Dreams” which gave her the ”Newcomer of the year” prize at 2018 Swedish Guldbaggen award.

The following year she directed ”My life as a comedian” based on Jonas Gardells book with the same title.

Young Royals is the first series on which she is a conceptual director.

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