Bonus Family

Bonus Family (Swedish: Bonusfamiljen) is a Swedish drama series created by Felix Herngren, Moa Herngren, Clara Herngren, and Calle Marthin for SVT. The series debuted in 2017, with a second season in 2018.[1] A third season of the series launched on both SVT and Netflix in 2019. The series won a Kristallen award in 2017 for "Best TV-drama".[2] SVT announced that it has ordered a fourth season. Season 4 began streaming on Netflix on the 14th of December.[3] On December 15, 2021, it was reported that shooting had begun on a Bonus Family film, Länge leve Bonusfamiljen, to be released in December 2022.[4]

Bonus Family
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Also known asBonusfamiljen

SynopsisEdit

Lisa (Vera Vitali) and Patrik (Erik Johansson), a couple in their 30s living in Stockholm, are each recently divorced; both have 10-year-old sons, and Lisa has a teenage daughter. Patrik's ex-wife Katja (Petra Mede) is an architect, and Lisa's ex-husband Martin (Fredrik Hallgren) works at a bed retailer. The series follows the turbulent relationships between the new couple and their exes, as well as the three kids' adjustments to their new family situation and how Patrik deals with the contrast between his quiet, diligent son William (Jacob Lundquist) and Lisa's troublesome, adventurous son Eddie (Frank Dorsin).

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110January 30, 2017 (2017-01-30)April 3, 2017 (2017-04-03)
210January 29, 2018 (2018-01-29)April 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)
310February 18, 2019 (2019-02-18)April 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)
48October 25, 2021 (2021-10-25)December 13, 2021 (2021-12-13)

Season 1 (2017)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 1"TBATBAJanuary 30, 2017 (2017-01-30)
2"Episode 2"TBATBAFebruary 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)
3"Episode 3"TBATBAFebruary 13, 2017 (2017-02-13)
4"Episode 4"TBATBAFebruary 20, 2017 (2017-02-20)
5"Episode 5"TBATBAFebruary 27, 2017 (2017-02-27)
6"Episode 6"TBATBAMarch 6, 2017 (2017-03-06)
7"Episode 7"TBATBAMarch 13, 2017 (2017-03-13)
8"Episode 8"TBATBAMarch 20, 2017 (2017-03-20)
9"Episode 9"TBATBAMarch 27, 2017 (2017-03-27)
10"Episode 10"TBATBAApril 3, 2017 (2017-04-03)

Season 2 (2018)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 1"TBATBAJanuary 29, 2018 (2018-01-29)
2"Episode 2"TBATBAFebruary 5, 2018 (2018-02-05)
3"Episode 3"TBATBAFebruary 12, 2018 (2018-02-12)
4"Episode 4"TBATBAFebruary 19, 2018 (2018-02-19)
5"Episode 5"TBATBAFebruary 26, 2018 (2018-02-26)
6"Episode 6"TBATBAMarch 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
7"Episode 7"TBATBAMarch 12, 2018 (2018-03-12)
8"Episode 8"TBATBAMarch 19, 2018 (2018-03-19)
9"Episode 9"TBATBAMarch 26, 2018 (2018-03-26)
10"Episode 10"TBATBAApril 2, 2018 (2018-04-02)

Season 3 (2019)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 1"TBATBAFebruary 10, 2019 (2019-02-10)
2"Episode 2"TBATBAFebruary 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)
3"Episode 3"TBATBAMarch 4, 2019 (2019-03-04)
4"Episode 4"TBATBAMarch 18, 2019 (2019-03-18)
5"Episode 5"TBATBAMarch 25, 2019 (2019-03-25)
6"Episode 6"TBATBAApril 1, 2019 (2019-04-01)
7"Episode 7"TBATBAApril 8, 2019 (2019-04-08)
8"Episode 8"TBATBAApril 15, 2019 (2019-04-15)
9"Episode 9"TBATBAApril 22, 2019 (2019-04-22)
10"Episode 10"TBATBAApril 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)

Season 4 (2021)Edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Episode 1"TBATBAOctober 25, 2021 (2021-10-25)
2"Episode 2"TBATBANovember 1, 2021 (2021-11-01)
3"Episode 3"TBATBANovember 8, 2021 (2021-11-08)
4"Episode 4"TBATBANovember 15, 2021 (2021-11-15)
5"Episode 5"TBATBANovember 22, 2021 (2021-11-22)
6"Episode 6"TBATBANovember 29, 2021 (2021-11-29)
7"Episode 7"TBATBADecember 6, 2021 (2021-12-06)
8"Episode 8"TBATBADecember 13, 2021 (2021-12-13)

ReleaseEdit

Streaming service Netflix purchased rights to broadcast Bonus Family from production company FLX in April 2017.[5] As of July, 2019, seasons 1-3 are available in most countries on Netflix.[6][7] A notable exception is in the Nordic countries, where only series 1 is currently offered on paid platform.[8]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Bonusfamiljen" med Regina Lund väcker känslor - nu kommer andra säsongen". Gefle Dagblad. Archived from the original on 4 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Här är kvällens vinnare". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Bonusfamiljen i SVT får säsong 4 - bekräftat att det blir fler avsnitt". Archived from the original on 2021-11-17. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  4. ^ "Detaljerna om filmen – så fortsätter "Bonusfamiljen"". Archived from the original on 2022-03-11. Retrieved 2022-05-29.
  5. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (18 April 2017). "Netflix Picks Up Global Rights to Hit Swedish Series 'The Bonus Family' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  6. ^ Patton, Rebecca (July 2018). "Will 'Bonus Family' Return for Season 3? This Delightful Swedish Dramedy Has a Lot of Heart". Bustle. Archived from the original on 24 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  7. ^ Mitchell, Molli (2019-07-12). "Bonus Family season 3 Netflix release date: When does it start? How many episodes?". Express.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2019-09-22. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  8. ^ "Bonus family (2017)". JustWatch. Archived from the original on 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.