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HBO Europe Greenlights Swedish Drama 'Beartown'

HBO Europe has greenlit a Swedish-language series adaptation of Beartown, the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove.

Set in a small, hockey-obsessed town in the Swedish wilderness whose community is torn apart by a violent act, Beartown will be turned into a five-episode drama by director Peter Gronlund (Drifters, Goliath), from a script by Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk and Linn Gottfridsson. Ulf Stenberg and Aliette Opheim star.

Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group, will produce the series for HBO Europe. Bonnie Skoog Feeney and Mattias Arehn will produce, with Backman as executive producer, alongside HBO Europe's Hanne ...

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