Fredrik Backman’s Beartown to be adapted for TV

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Filmlance International has acquired the film and TV adaptation rights to Fredrik Backman’s latest novel Beartown.

Beartown is the first installment in a series about a small town with big dreams. It is about 15-year-old girls’ immortal friendship and 17-year-old boys playing ice hockey with a whole community on their shoulders. It is the story of the parents, the siblings, the coaches, and all the people that together make up that community, Beartown. But it is also the story of an unforgivable crime, of how fast a collective can learn to turn a blind eye, and the horrible things we are sometimes willing to do for success.

Fredrik Backman (b. 1981), made his literary debut in 2012 with the global sensation A Man Called Ove. To date Fredrik Backman’s novels have sold more than 5 million copies in 43 languages, and the film adaptation of A Man Called Ove has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Beartown will be the first TV-series based on his novels.