BEARTOWN is an adaptation of the successful novel by New York Times best-selling author Fredrik Backman. It is a story of the hope that holds a small community together, the secrets that drive them apart, the courage it takes to stand up to the people around you and the consequences of the ways we raise our boys.
A former hockey star, Peter comes home to Beartown to build their junior team and secure the town’s future. Carrying the entire town’s hopes on their shoulders is a heavy burden for Beartown’s boys, and it leads to an act of violence that leaves a girl traumatized and the town in chaos.
Award-winning screenwriter and film director Peter Grönlund has directed the five one-hour episodes, with script by Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk and Linn Gottfridsson. We will see among others leading actors 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 premiere day-and-date on HBO Nordic and across HBO Europe territories.
Producers: Bonnie Skoog Feeney & Mattias Arehn