Following on from the series announcement back in the spring, Netflix has released details about additional cast members for its new Swedish Original series, Clark.
Netflix announced back in May 2020 that Bill Skarsgård had been cast to play Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson in the new limited Netflix series Clark.
Joining Skarsgård (It, Castle Rock, Hemlock Grove) are Adam Lundgren (Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves), Sandra Ilar (Parterapi), Malin Levanon (Love & Anarchy), Vilhelm Blomgren (Gösta), Peter Viitanen (Real Humans), Hanna Björn (My So-Called Father), Isabelle Grill (Midsommar), Björn Gustafsson (People of Earth), Robin Nazari (Snabba Cash), and Alicia Agneson (Vikings).
The cast also includes Linus Wahlgren (Crimes of Passion), Alexander Karim (The Lawyer), Christoffer Nordenrot (Fallet), Daniel Hallberg (Sthlm Rekviem), Rachel Mohlin (Partaj), Henrik Lundström (Bron/Broen), Arja Saijonmaa (The Sixth Time), Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby (Hassel), Agnes Lindström (The Restaurant), Babben Larsson (The Inner Circle), Peter Järn (Thicker than Water), Henrik Hjelt (Playa del Sol), Peter Apelgren (The Simple Heist), Staffan Kihlbom Thor (Arne Dahl), Rikard Ulvshammar (Triggermen), Freja Beha Erichsen (The Tale of a Fairy), Amalie Bruun (Myrkur: Ulvinde), Wilson Gonzalez (You Are Wanted), and newcomer Kolbjörn Skarsgård, who plays Clark Olofsson as a 6-year-old.
Based on the truth and lies of Clark Olofsson’s autobiography, Vafan var det som hände, the Swedish-language series follows Clark from his early years to present day. The notorious gangster started his criminal career in the 1960s and became one of the most controversial personalities in contemporary Swedish history. Convicted of several counts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft, and dozens of bank robberies, he has spent more than half his life behind bars and has left behind a trail of trauma, heartbreak, disappointment, and general devastation. In the ’70s Clark inspired the concept of “Stockholm Syndrome” during a failed bank robbery in Stockholm — and since then has maintained his position as a celebrity criminal fooling all of Sweden to fall in love with him. Just like he wants.
The six-episode drama is directed and co-written by Jonas Åkerlund (Lords of Chaos), who said this:
“As a director I’m always looking for strong characters, and Clark’s life and story is filled with absorbing and colorful characters. Casting the right actors to fill these roles was key and I’m super pleased to have this amazing all star cast, down to the smallest roles.
“The world that revolves around Clark, the people who were affected by him, who shaped him, who put him behind bars, who loved him, each one has their own strong personality and unique experience. I’m so pleased we have brought these characters to life with an incredible all star cast.
“Without such a talented cast, we wouldn’t be able to tell the story of how a black hole like Clark can suck colorful individuals into his center of gravity. They really complete the story of the Stockholm Syndrome.”
Produced by Scandinavian Content Group, the limited series is written by Fredrik Agetoft (Arne Dahl), Peter Arrhenius (Conspiracy of Silence), and Jonas Åkerlund, and produced by Börje Hansson (Jordskott) and Julia Stannard (Vanity Fair). The Executive producers are Hans Engholm of Scandinavian Content Group, Jonas Åkerlund, and Bill Skarsgård.
Clark will launch exclusively on Netflix (date tba). Stay tuned for updates.
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