New Comedy from Amy & Greg Poehler Heading to NBC
WELCOME TO SWEDEN, NBC
The half-hour comedy series was first commissioned by TV4 in Sweden as their first-ever English language series. The project, filmed in Sweden, New York and Los Angeles, is described as "a fish out of water comedy" and is based on Greg Poehler's own life experiences.
Poehler will make his acting debut portraying 'Bruce,' a New York accountant "who falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) and follows his heart to Sweden."
Rounding out the cast will be Lena Olin as Emma's mother Viveka, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy as Bruce's parents. Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza and Gene Simmons will pop up in cameo roles throughout the season.
Said eOne TV's EVP global production Carrie Stein, "This show is a 'first' on so many levels. It's the first English language comedy for TV4; the first television show Greg Poehler has ever created AND starred in AND executive produced with his sister Amy; and it's the first time NBC has been involved with a comedy shot in Stockholm with a large Swedish cast!!! The reason this comedy has attracted all these people is because its theme is universal - love conquers all...even if it means moving to Sweden."