HBO Europe has green-lit Swedish drama Beartown, produced by Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group.

HBO Europe has green-lit Swedish drama Beartown, an adaption of the bestselling novel by internationally-acclaimed Swedish author Fredrik Backman, produced by Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group.

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Award-winning director Peter Grönlund will direct all episodes of the five-part one-hour series, written by Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk and Linn Gottfridsson. Main cast include Ulf Stenberg and Aliette Opheim.

Beartown is produced for HBO Europe by Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group, producers are Bonnie Skoog Feeney and Mattias Arehn. Fredrik Backman is Executive producer and represented by Salomonsson Agency, Tor Jonasson and Sophie Smirnakos.

Executive Producers for HBO Europe are Hanne Palmquist, Steve Matthews and Antony Root.

Beartown will be filmed on location in the north of Sweden early 2019. The series will premiere day-and-date on HBO Nordic and across HBO Europe territories.