Måns Zelmerlöw will be part of a new Swedish television series next Autumn called ‘Jakten på Julia’. It’s the search for a musical star – the Julia to his Romeo! The winner will then be cast alongside him in the Swedish stage production of Shakespeare’s famous Romeo & Juliet play. The tv series will be the Swedish equivalent of those numberous BBC shows that have found actors and actresses for the likes of The Sound of Music and Oliver. And of course Sweden had its very own version of the format a few years ago – ‘West End Star’ saw ladies audition for a part in the London Monty Python musical, and the eventual winner was last year’s Melodifestivalen participatn Nina Soderquist.
Auditions start right after Måns finishes presenting duties on Melodifestivalen 2010, and the show will air on SVT in Autumn. What a busy few years it’s been for the young gent!