Keanu Reeves in a TV sitcom? Whoa.
Pop TV just announced its new programming, including three new series, with one being the single-camera comedy "Swedish Dicks." Peter Stormare and Johan Glans lead the series, with Reeves in a recurring role -- his first "major" TV role, if you can believe it, apart from various single episodes and voicing Ted through "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures."
"Swedish Dicks" premiered in September 2016 on the Swedish streaming service Viaplay, but Pop TV picked it up for the U.S. In addition to three new series, Pop also listed seven scripted projects in development from Sarah Jessica Parker, Krysten Ritter, Rashida Jones, Kate Walsh, and more.
Here are details on the new series, via The Hollywood Reporter:
"Premiering this fall, the half-hour scripted comedy stars Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy and is based on the CollegeHumor duo's sketch videos of the same name that have garnered over 100 million online views. The television series heads into production this summer and will premiere in Fall 2017. Executive produced by Will Arnett's Electric Avenue Productions (Gong Show), Principato-Young Entertainment and Big Breakfast (Adam Ruins Everything)."
"Ordered to series by BBC Three, Pop boards the soapy drama as a co-producer for season two. From the creative team behind Skins, the show centers on childhood soul mates Georgia (Aisling Franciosi, The Fall) and Holly (newcomer Synnove Karlsen) as they head to university. A few weeks into the so-called best years of their lives, Georgia gets drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls, led by mysterious professor Jude Monroe (Louise Brealey, Sherlock). Clique is created and executive produced by Jess Britain alongside executive producer Bryan Elsley."
Swedish Dicks, Private Investigators
"First announced in September 2016, the comedy stars Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), and features Keanu Reeves in his first TV role. The single-camera comedy follows an aging ex-stuntman stuck in the past and an overly optimistic Swedish DJ stuck in the digital world. Together they get unstuck by forming the private detective firm Swedish Dicks – solving some of the strangest and wildest cases LA has ever seen. From Lionsgate and Viaplay, the 10-episode first season is set for a fall premiere. The series has already earned a season two order, with production set to begin this summer."
Read the full list of projects in development.
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