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With its local premiere happening three days from now, Swedish drama Beartown will debut in the US in 2021 on HBO.

Beartown: Miriam Ingrid as Maya — Photo by Niklas Maupoix/HBO Nordic

Based on Fredrik Backman‘s (A Man Called Ove) bestselling novel of the same name, Swedish drama Beartown (Björnstad) explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, the courage it takes for an individual to go against the group, and the consequences of how we raise our children.

With a small-town junior ice-hockey team having a shot at winning Sweden’s national semi-finals, all the dreams of the locals now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. This heavy burden becomes the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

The series stars Ulf Stenberg (Before We Die), Aliette Opheim (Thicker Than Water), Tobias Zilliacus (Gåsmamman), Miriam Ingrid (Day Trip), and Oliver Dufåker.

A production of Filmlance, the five-episode drama is written by Emmy® nominee Anders Weidemann (30 Degrees in February), Antonia Pyk (Blue Eyes), and Linn Gottfridsson (Arne Dahl), and directed by Peter Grönlund (Goliath). Bonnie Skoog Feeney and Mattias Arehn are the Producers for Filmlance International, and Hanne Palmquist, Steve Matthews, and Antony Root are Executive Producers for HBO Europe. Fredrik Backman is also an Executive Producer.

Beartown will debut on HBO in 2021 (date tba). It will also be available to stream on HBO Max.

Stay tuned for updates.


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Beartown: HBO to Launch Swedish Drama Series in 2021 in the US
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